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    General Urko General Urko is offline
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    If Maxwell has Dev Executed, what are the consequences?

    Firstly, I don't believe it would have caused such havoc in the United States that because one of their own citizens was executed by The British, it would have stopped them entering WW1!
    My understanding is that Maxwell asked one of his advisors what should be done with this De Valera chap. The response was - he's a nobody who will never come back to haunt us!
    The word that he had a breakdown while in command at Bolands' Mill and had to be locked in a room by his own men, to keep order, must have got around!
    How does the world change if De valera's remains were limestoned with the 1916 heroes who had been executed as well?
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    We would have been spared FF
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    We would have been spared FF
    That bastard Maxwell.
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    For what?

    Hiding in a biscuit factory?
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    Pity he didn't.

    Consequences: a lot of Republicans would never have been hanged.
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    Your all wrong. Dev was recruited by the Brits in 1915 and only went off the reservation in 1920!
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    General Urko General Urko is offline
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    Surely something would have emerged to stop The Blueshirts becoming the major party of power?
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    You would have to assume the treaty would have still led to civil war. Perhaps the major difference would have been the 1937 constitution would never have happened. We would still have been a conservative country but may have evolved more easily into the society we are becoming. Haughey, Ahern, Flynn, Burke, Lawlor et al would still have gone into politics and been successful so corruption would have still been an issue,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry94. View Post
    You would have to assume the treaty would have still led to civil war. Perhaps the major difference would have been the 1937 constitution would never have happened. We would still have been a conservative country but may have evolved more easily into the society we are becoming. Haughey, Ahern, Flynn, Burke, Lawlor et al would still have gone into politics and been successful so corruption would have still been an issue,
    But they may have been blueshirts!

    Quite possibly, economic stagnation wouldn't have lasted as long.
    It's very very difficult to view De Valera as having been a positive influence on th ecountry, BTW we would still have stayed out of WW2!
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    Who knows what might have happened

    - but one thing is for sure

    - the struggle for independence would have been a lot harder without him

    His was a brilliant mind and a man who was totally self assured

    - he believed to his fingertips in Ireland's right to determine her own Future

    - free of Foreign interference...
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