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Posted By: Richard Bridge
13-Aug-14 - 03:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: Caliphate
Subject: RE: BS: Caliphate
So Jim in what way were the Irish events of 1916 or any other time similar to the present situation with ISIS? You seem to make my point for me that the situations are really rather different.

Incidentally, it does indeed appear to be the case that the principle of home rule for Ireland had been accepted, and that the ball was rolling, after the Parliament Acts, by say 1912, so what the 1916 uprising (about which I did know) was remove the possibility of the whole of Ireland ruling itself right to the present day, and delay the possibility of Southern Ireland ruling itself until 1922.

And in any event, across most of Ireland, from long before 1916, English troops were islands in a sea of hostility, as I said.