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Участието на Ирландската републиканска армия в Ирландската война за независимост (1919 – 1921)
The Participation of the Irish Republican Army in the Irish War of Independence (1919 – 1921)

Author(s): Ilia Makrelov
Subject(s): History, Ethnohistory, History of ideas, Military history, Political history, Recent History (1900 till today), Special Historiographies:, Period(s) of Nation Building
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Irish war of independence; Irish Republican Army; guerrilla war

Summary/Abstract: This article considers the creation of IRA and pays attention to its ideology, organization and social structure during the period under review. It examines the main IRA’s actions in the conflict with British government (1919 –1921) and their consequences. The main thesis presented in this study is that through its heterogeneous actions during the Irish war of independence IRA becomes decisive but not only factor in the rejection of the British government from the south of the island. Applying partisan tactics and acting together with the separatist Irish government IRA successfully neutralized British armed forces leading to the signing of the peace treaty between two countries (06.12.1921).

  • Issue Year: 27/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 291-306
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian