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    What do you think would have happened if Michael Collins wasn't murdered in 1922? Would he have been taoiseach? Invaded the north? or got the treaty factions to re-unite

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    First off, Collins was not murdered - he was a soldier who ambushed and killed in a gun battle during a war.

    Had he not been killed at Beal naBlath it is likely he would have brought the Civil War to an end and followed the same path taken by his successors to build the Free State but would have moved against the North.

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    Hard to know, dying young is a good advantage.I suspect he would have knuckled down to a conservative catholic state like we had.

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    Thank God he was killed when he was and curse the devil that he wasnt killed sooner.

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    we would now probably have a proper left right wing divide with no fianna fail as dev would just hav looked like an idiot wantin his 32 counties
    "Ich bin ein Berliner- I am a jelly donut-JFK"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RahenyFG View Post
    What do you think would have happened if Michael Collins wasn't murdered in 1922? Would he have been taoiseach? Invaded the north? or got the treaty factions to re-unite
    I've always wondered whether, following the fashion of fascism in the 1930s, a still-living Collins might have been tempted to follow the path of Franco in Spain, i.e. a 'successful' military commander seizing power in a coup-type situation (to be followed by civil war in Spain's case). Perhaps I am being unfair to his democratic instincts...

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    Questions would have to be asked for sure, they buried him a few days after the reported shooting and if he wasn't killed, what were they at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SevenStars View Post
    Thank God he was killed when he was and curse the devil that he wasnt killed sooner.
    Good night crazy cat lady sleep sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by sue flanker View Post
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    He'd be looking forward to his 120th birthday next month, and wondering how we managed to ************************ up the country he managed to partially liberate.

    He'd be crying into his beer that Ireland was more British now than it ever was in his youth.

    He'd be scratching his head as to how a party like Fine Gael was trying to claim him as one of their heroes, and he'd telling anyone who would listen that he was very disappointed in his niece and others who were suggesting he was some sort of dove in his early days.

    He'd probably be thinking back on his many years in prison for flying a tricolour in his window, and wondering about all the photographs the Garda special branch had taken of him.

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