The 1916 Irish Easter Rebellion

Beginning in the 12th century with the invasion of Ireland by Norman knights belonging to England, Ireland has been a divided nation, struggling for independence whilst pushing to remain under the rule of Britain at the same time. Turbulent violence and conflict erupted as a result of this division of the nation, one clash in particular of many being the Easter Rebellion of 1916. A major question which could be asked about this particular rebellion is why it wasn’t a successful liberation. The Fact is that Uncertainty and hesitation about the uprising was ripe and a number reasons including multiple misfortunes along with being vastly outnumbered all contributed to the over-all failure of the revolution.
Since the beginning of their occupation through to present day, the people of Ireland have held a strong stance on the colonisation, politics and religions of the country which has resulted in civil conflict with some supporting the situation and most strongly opposing. Times were rough for Irish Catholics but at the dawn of the 17th century, living conditions started to decline at a much fiercer rate. As time progressed and this trend continued, Ireland became more and more obviously divided, with the catholic population being discriminated against and mistreated due to the fear that equality for Catholics would almost certainly guarantee Independence for Ireland.
There were a number of attempted uprisings which occurred before the Easter Rebellion, all of which resulted in severe consequences for the Catholic-Irish population of the. The uprising of 1641-42 was crushed by Oliver Cromwell, a political and military power in England at the time who would later be declared “Lord Protector” of the Commonwealth, including Ireland. A second Uprising was attempted in 1688 and continued for 3 years. In the July of 1690 King William sent his army to crush the Catholic resistance in Ireland once again in a ruthless...