How Did The Easter Rebellion Fail

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The Easter Rising of 1916 was a war for independence between the British and the Irish, specifically the IRA the Irish decided to start the rebellion when the British were in world war II. The British then sent a surplus of troops to Dublin in order to put an end to the Rebellion.In 1914 WWI broke out, Britain was pre-occupied battling Germany, Bulgaria and Hungary. The IRA and the Irish volunteers had decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to start their rebellion.

In 1914, the British Parliament voted for Home Rule to Ireland, granting a measure of self-governance to the island. However, the outbreak of World War I delayed its implementation.

In Northern Ireland civilians did not want to become an afterthought under the Catholic rule and preferred union with
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The immediate impact of the Easter Rebellion was minimal.At the time it was seen as a total failure. It was seen as a total failure because the IRA had thought that this would grant them their independence that they had been looking for. Another way that they failed is that they now have most of the IRA in jail, and the primary leaders of the rebellion had been sentenced to execution only a few days after the rebellion had ended. That is precisely what happened. Three days after the surrender, the executions started. Within two weeks of courts the leaders of the rebellion were followed by seventy-seven death sentences. Many were convicted on weak evidence,and most without any clear reason. Although ultimately only fifteen executions were carried out. ("Easter Rebellion") These harsh sentences aroused the Irish people. The leaders of the rebellion were to be strapped in a chair and shot.These consequences led to Irish republicans starting another war three years later called the Irish war of

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