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  Republic of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The revolutionary state established by nationalists in 1919 was known as the "Irish Republic"; when the state achieved de jure independence in 1922, it became known as the "Irish Free State" (in the Irish language Saorstát Éireann), a name that was retained until 1937.
Though this state's constitutional structures provided for a President of Ireland instead of a king, it was not technically a republic; the principal key role possessed by a head of state, that of symbolically representing the state internationally remained vested, in statute law, in the King as an organ.
Irish governments have sought the peaceful reunification of Ireland and have usually cooperated with the British government in the violent conflict with the Provisional IRA and UVF in Northern Ireland known as the "Troubles".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Republic_of_Ireland   (4247 words)

  
 Ireland (12/05)
A significant Irish minority repudiated the treaty settlement because of the continuance of subordinate ties to the British monarch and the partition of the island.
The Irish Embassy in the United States is at 2234 Massachusetts Ave.
Irish exports to the United States represent approximately 20% of all Irish exports.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3180.htm   (3764 words)

  
 Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of the Irish Tricolour bearing the colours green for the Catholic majority, orange for William of Orange the Protestant King (and his followers) and white for the desired peace between them, goes back to the middle of the 19th century.
Although the Irish Free State was neutral during World War II, Northern Ireland, as part of the United Kingdom was not and Belfast suffered a bombing raid from the German Luftwaffe in 1941.
The early history of Irish visual art is generally considered to begin with early carvings found at sites such as Newgrange and is traced through Bronze age artifacts, particularly ornamental gold objects, and the religious carvings and illuminated manuscripts of the mediæval period.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ireland   (6266 words)

  
 The Irish Empire
As is often the case in history, our worst fears were as unfounded as our fondest hopes, and the terrible North American tyranny collapsed at the very moment it seemed poised to gather the empire of the world to itself.
The Irish were driven from the Pacific entirely by 1600 through the concerted efforts of the Spanish and their ally, the newly Catholic Empire of Japan.
The tale of the Irish Empire in the twentieth century was one of decline, punctuated by dazzling recoveries.
pages.prodigy.net /aesir/irish.htm   (2800 words)

  
 Gaeltalk: The Language
Irish is closely related to the other surviving Celtic languages such as: Scottish Gaelic, Manx, and to a lesser degree, Welsh, Breton and Cornish.
Irish was the language of the vast majority of the population until the early 19th century when the devastating effects of English colonialism started taking their toll on the native tongue.
Irish is also rapidly gaining ground in the new computer age of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
www.gaeltalk.net /the_language.html   (554 words)

  
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In their opinion, the state provided too many incentives, and they pointed out that huge profits were being taken from North Dakota, that the distant leadership of rail and commodities companies were often arrogant and unresponsive to the needs of their customers, and that rural people were often taxed out of proportion to their means.
State departments addressed public health and safety problems, and a movement for consolidated law enforcement was initiated with formation of a State Highway Patrol in 1935.
ROC success forced realignment in state politics; to unite liberals under one banner, the Nonpartisan League and the Democratic Party moved toward consolidation in the 1950s finally agreeing to run a unified ticket in 1956 and eventually merging in 1960.
www.state.nd.us /hist/ndhist.htm   (5066 words)

  
 Sonoma State Catalog 2002-2004: History
The course includes the conflict of church and state, growth of national monarchies, the agricultural revolution and growth of commerce, the flowering of medieval culture, and the devastations of the 14th century.
Major political, economic, social and cultural developments are covered including industrialization and the rise of the working class, the emergence of imperial Britain, the Irish Question, the rise of the welfare state and the role of decolonization, diversity, and devolution in the emergence of contemporary Britain as well as its place in a united Europe.
The course focuses on the history of Palestine, Judaism and Christianity in the period from the conquest by Alexander in 332 BCE to the Edict of Milan in 313 CE.
www.sonoma.edu /ar/catalogold/02_04/History.shtml   (5671 words)

  
 Ireland - becoming a free state
Irish liberation from British rule was achieved as the result of a struggle extending over several centuries and marked by numerous rebellions.
The new constitution, which abolished the Irish Free State and established Éire as a 'Sovereign independent democratic state,' was approved by the voters in a plebiscite conducted simultaneously with the election.
The improving economic circumstances were regarded as the main cause of a decline in emigration, ending a population decline that had continued unabated for more than a century.
www.iol.ie /~dluby/history.htm   (2932 words)

  
 The Irish of Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The increased prosperity of the Irish was evident in the steady stream who left the city for the suburbs in the half century after the war.
For Irish Catholics, religious and ethnic identities were entwined, as religious persecution at the hands of Protestant England and the Protestant Anglo-Irish establishment had tended to fuse together their Irish and Catholic identities.
Although an Irish Chicagoan holds the city's highest office as this century comes to a close, the Chicago Irish are not nearly as visible now as they were at the beginning of the century.
www.lib.niu.edu /ipo/1999/iht629912.html   (2519 words)

  
 www.St-Patricks-Day.com
Soon the old distinctions of Irish, Anglo-Irish, and English became realigned to Catholic and Protestant, although the island remained overwhelmingly Catholic.
In 1921 a treaty between southern Ireland and Britain established the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion within the British Commonwealth of Nations.
That same year, the Northern Irish State was dissolved and the six counties were put under direct rule from London.
www.st-patricks-day.com /aboutireland_history.asp   (1188 words)

  
 Richard J. Jensen - "No Irish Need Apply": A Myth of Victimization - Journal of Social History 36:2
The Irish community used the allegation of job discrimination on the part of the Other to reinforce political solidarity among (male) voters, which in any case was very high indeed—probably he highest for any political group in American history before the 1960s.
Given the dominance of Irish women among maids in the large cities, and the constant turnover of servants, we can estimate that the large majority (perhaps 80 or 90 percent) of middle class families, regardless of their own ethnic or religious affiliations, routinely hired Irish women.
However sources, such as melodramas with numerous Irish characters, had numerous references, and each was counted as a separate "unit-perception." In all he found 392 different descriptive adjectives, and coded them according to a scheme developed by a psychologist for the language in use a century later.
tigger.uic.edu /~rjensen/no-irish.htm   (12407 words)

  
 Irish history of Ireland from a labour (ie communist, anarchist, socialist, left republican) persepective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Irish history of Ireland from a labour (ie communist, anarchist, socialist, left republican) persepective
James Connolly is probably the single most important figure in the history of the Irish left.
He was an organiser in the IWW in the USA but in Ireland is best known for his role in building the syndicalist phase of Irish union movement and for involving the armed defence body of that union, the Irish Citizens' Army in the 1916 nationalist insurrection.
flag.blackened.net /revolt/ireland_history.html   (1862 words)

  
 HTS: Faculty Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Her research interests include gender and decolonization, the history of sexuality and the family, feminist theory and oral history.
Her research on the history of French social theory, anthropology, and penal colonization appeared as Exile to Paradise: Savagery and Civilization in Paris and the South Pacific (Stanford University Press, 2000).
Krige is the editor of the journal History and Technology and is on the editorial board of the British Journal for the History of Science and Minerva.
www.hts.gatech.edu /peoFacPopUp.html   (2906 words)

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