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April 24, 1916: The Easter Rising begins!

by Travis Normand

Today is April 24, 2013 and it has been 97 years since the Easter Rising began in Dublin Ireland.

In a world where asymmetric warfare, insurgency, and terrorism dominate the headlines, the Easter Rising stands out as significant due to the fact that it is one of the last “rebellions” to employ conventional methods of warfare.

The Easter Rebellion was (generally) the product of Irish Republicans who aimed to establish an Independent Irish Republic.  These Irish Republicans carried out their plans of a Rising using conventional methods of warfare that are seldom seen in rebellions today.

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