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What was Ireland like in 1918?

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June 03, 2008 3:08PM

Ireland in 1918 would have been rife with political tension

following the Easter rising in 1916, Irish independence would not

come for another four years and large amounts of guerrilla war fare

was to follow. Economically Ireland was still under the rule of the

crown but wouldn't have been particularly wealthy, heavy taxes from

the British Government would cripple local industry and most Irish

people would be employed in menial jobs.

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