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The Irish Question and the Balkan Crisis

  • Florian KeisingerEmail author
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Abstract

Irish nationalists considered the First Balkan War as a model for the desired outcome of the Irish question. Against the backdrop of the debate on Home Rule for Ireland from 1910 and the set-up of paramilitary organizations by both Catholics and Protestants, Irish media showed a growing disposition towards a military settlement of the “Western question.” The perception of the Balkan Wars in the Irish press can be seen as a prelude to the Irish revolutionary years 1916 to 1923; it shows that the often-stated dichotomy between a small group of radical Irish separatists on one side, and the vast majority of moderate nationalists aiming for a constitutional solution of the Irish problem on the other, was already blurred years before the 1916 Easter Rising.

Keywords

European Power Irish Time Home Rule Balkan State Motivate Violence 
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  1. 1.Private Enterprise (Airbus Group)BerlinGermany

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