The Invisible Border : Throughline Today, the border that divides Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is "soft", in most places you could almost forget that it's there. But for decades it was a deadly flash point in the bitter conflict known as "The Troubles" . This week, we share an episode from Today, Explained that takes a look at the history of this conflict and how Brexit could jeopardize a fragile peace.
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The Invisible Border

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Local residents protest against the British Army by sitting atop their barricades on Cupar Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland on Sept. 10, 1969. Royle/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Local residents protest against the British Army by sitting atop their barricades on Cupar Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland on Sept. 10, 1969.

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Today, the border that divides Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is "soft", in most places you could almost forget that it's there. But for decades it was a deadly flash point in the bitter conflict known as "The Troubles". This week, we share an episode from Today, Explained that takes a look at the history of this conflict and how Brexit could jeopardize a fragile peace.