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Easter Rising

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  • Easter Rising 1916
    • by 1914 Britain still ruled over Ireland
    • WW1 some Irish volunteers chose not to fight for Britain
      • these were mostly members of the IRB
        • soon IRB men started planning a rebellion hoping it would drive British out of Ireland
    • Rising was fixed for Easter 1916
    • Roger Casement ordered a shipment of guns from Germany
      • these got captured by the British
    • they went ahead without guns so they could be seen as martyrs
    • Patrick Pearse said 'England's difficulty is Ireland's defense
      • he read the 'Declaration of the Irish Republic' on the steps of the GPO

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