Why was England so interested in conquering Ireland?
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DK lol +1

What I find fascinating is that in 55 years they went from a cultural, military, and especially economic superpower controlling 1/4 of the world to loosing all of their Empire - even Scotland - and becoming an almost bankrupt high inflation welfare state that is more socialist than Communist China with a rapidly decaying culture that is sex crazy and either athiest or neo-pagan/new age (Church of England not surprisingly fits both categories).

I think though the cost of having two world wars with in 20 years is what did them in financially - and America's Vietnam era cultural revolution spread over there which combined with collapse of industry finished their culture as it did the with the USA. But I guess perhaps it is not unusual for empires to collapse quickly - the USA was on top of the world 7 years ago and now look...
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Re: Why was England so interested in conquering Ireland? - by Tobri - 07-24-2009, 11:17 PM



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