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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 year ago

The Easter Rising took place while the UK was heavily engaged in WWI and was sent weapons by Germany, how was it brave as some have said?

More like cowardly and treasonous.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago
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    Agreed

    • Killmouseky
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      1 year agoReport

      Yet again, a complete piece of GARBAGE as "Best Answer." One gutless coward "Anon." troll chirping to another.

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  • 1 year ago

    Uh yes

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsC5VYTlK2E

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  • 1 year ago

    More than a century later, every person everywhere in the world who has even a drop of Irish descent raises their glass & gratefully remembers those heroic souls who gave all they had to give to try to seek freedom for their people. They did what they could to make a better world. I'd like to think that, had I been there at the time, I'd have stood with them to the bitter end.

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsC5VYTlK2E

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  • The IRA were cowards full stop.

    Killing murdering people in the name of their papacy falsehood.

    They couldn't win democratically and waged war instead

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  • 1 year ago

    They were as brave as the IRA usually are like shooting that woman which has shot them in the foot as she supported Ireland.

    After 100 years Ireland is a wealthy country and those Protestants who see their future with Britain have Northern Ireland. (or the North of Ireland like militants say)

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    It was the perfect time to hit the Empire, Germany armed the UVF too who armed a year before the Irish Volunteers, the UVF threatened if Home Rule was given to Ireland they would attack Britain if they left, that's how "loyal" they are, the men of 1916 had no choice but to pick up arms as the British lied about Home Rule over and over again, on top of all this the war with Germany was an English war not an Irish one

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Of course it was cowardly. Only someone with little understanding or a mora compass would claim otherwise.

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    • Killmouseky
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      1 year agoReport

      Anytime a handful take up whatever arms they can scrape to together against trained Army & Police who have far better weapons & a numeric superiority of 10 to 1, only a fool could call it "cowardly" or "treasonous." It's never "treason" to try to take back what was stolen from you.

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  • Jeff
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    1 year ago

    If the British hadn't invaded Ireland in the first place there would never have been an Easter Uprising, the cowardly thing was the British forcing the Irish to become Protestants and not allowing Catholics to work.

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsC5VYTlK2E

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Treasonous to whom? The enemy?

    War is about winning, not being "brave", you exploit your enemy's weaknesses and try to make sure it's not a fair fight. In Afghanistan our "brave" soldiers routinely took cover and called in air strikes and artillery when they encountered 2 guys in a building with nothing more than AK-47s..... yet we call the Taliban "cowardly" for using guerilla tactics.

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsC5VYTlK2E

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    it was brave because they had no chance of winning, they were taking on an empire, granted Britain was distracted fighting WW1 so small nations might be free, but a small group of irish rebels were fighting the most powerful empire on earth ever so little ireland might be free,

    and i dont get your treason comment?

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