350 Years of War between the Irish and British

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    In the 17th Century, the Irish were thrown off their land by Scottish and English invaders. This was especially prevalent in Northern Ireland. For more than 350 years, the Irish have struggled to eject the British invaders from Ireland. In 1921, the IRA signed a treaty with the British that created free Ireland and allowed six counties in the northern Ulster province to remain in the UK. Was the IRA right to sign the treaty? Should the 1920s war with Britain have continued until all of Ireland was reclaimed from the invader?

    For an interesting novel that depicts 1850-1920 northern Irish life under British occupation see Trinity, by Leon Uris: [ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/product-description/055325846X/ref=dp_proddesc_0/103-9658239-2049433?%5Fencoding=UTF8&n=283155]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/product-description/055325846X/ref=dp_proddesc_0/103-9658239-2049433?%5Fencoding=UTF8&n=283155[/ame]

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    Monday, April 24th, 1916:

    Ireland (except for six counties in Ulster) became a free republic five years later in 1921.
     

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