Thursday, March 14, 2019

Irish War of Independence in 12 mins (video)

John D. Ruddy, Dec. 9, 2018; Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly Wiki edit

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The Irish War of Independence (Irish/Gaelic Cogadh na Saoirse) or Anglo-Irish War was a guerrilla war fought in Ireland from 1919 to 1921 between the Irish Republican Army (IRA, the army of the Irish Republic) and British forces: the British Army, along with the quasi-military Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and its paramilitary forces the Auxiliaries and Ulster Special Constabulary (USC). It was an escalation of the Irish revolutionary period into warfare.

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In April 1916, Irish republicans launched the Easter Rising against British rule and proclaimed an Irish Republic. Although it was crushed after a week of fighting, the uprising and the British reaction led to greater popular support for Irish independence. In the December 1918 election, the republican party Sinn Féin ("We Ourselves") won a landslide victory in Ireland. On January 21, 1919 they formed a breakaway government (Dáil Éireann) and declared Irish independence. More

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