What if 1798 had succeeded- what kind of a country would we have today? Would it be much different politically, culturally and economically- and would we such things as a 32 county republic, as well as a large population of about 20-40 million (given that our 1840 all-island population was nearly 9 million, against England's 15 million).
Also would Irish be more widespoken than it is at the moment- and would our cities have arrested the decline which they faced in the 19th century (e.g. Dublin been reduced to slums).
And more importantly would we be more mature politically given that our republic would now be 211 years old, with two centuries of experience- than the 87 years we have been independent.
So what do you think, all opinions and thoughts welcome