Irish Militant Nationalism Resurfacing Again

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    My opinion, and not a humble one:

    It is long overdue that the Irish Nationalists evicted the Brits, specifically the English, from their land.
     
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    The portrait on the far left may be Michael Collins, but I can't make that out from the photo.

    Michael Collins (Irish leader) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     
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    ^^

    Michael Collins parted his hair on his right. The portrait has it on the left.

    Again, not sure and it is a portrait.

    Maybe he parted his hair both ways?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Read this.

    Northern Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Citizenship and identity

     
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    UK law on Irish land should be ultra vires and ex judicio, and is enfored only by virtue of British occupation of part of Ireland.

    I find this the most reasonable of all the paragraphs.
     
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    Agreed.

    Ive always had a soft spot for the irish (not the treacherous northern ones...they're migrants from england/scotland anyways.)
     
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    A good movie

     
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    Unlike India, Ireland never recovered from the famines of the 19th century, whose effects were greatly exacerbated by British exploitation (just as they were in India).

    Ireland's population fell from 8 million to 4 million as a result, and has never recovered since.

    They have a very good reason to be "serious" about their history. The worst crimes of the English were committed closer to home, rather than in the colonies.
     
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    Here is a graph showing the change in Irish population following their conquest by the British.

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    One wonders if the British attempted to effect similar results in India through their deliberate engineering of famines.
     
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    Scotch-Irish American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     
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    The Plantation of Ulster is quite interesting, I can find parallels in the subcontinent

     
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    I saw th trailer of the film Michael Collins.

    Rather powerful!
     
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    WG,

    What is the connection between the Scots and the Irish?

    There are a lot of Irish in Scot Regiments.
     

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