Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921

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Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921


The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed on Dec. 6, 1921, by representatives of the Irish Republican government (right-wing leaders of Sinn Fein) and the British government. Concluded under conditions of the liberation struggle of the Irish people against British rule (1919–21), the treaty reflected a crisis of British colonialism. It was a compromise document. According to the treaty, the 26 counties of southern and central Ireland, called the Irish Free State, were given dominion status. The northern part of the country—Ulster—remained part of Great Britain. In 1949, Ireland, without Ulster, was proclaimed a republic. The Irish people have been waging a struggle for the unification of the Irish Republic with Ulster.


League of Nations. Treaty Series, vol. 26. [Lausanne], 1924, p. 10–18, no. 636.
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