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Leaflet published by the Irish Republican movement, Sinn Fein, in 1917
(Catalogue ref: CO 904/161)
7a 7b
7a   7b                
Catalogue ref: CO 904/161; leaflet published by Sinn Fein, 1917
How to use this source
1 Study this source carefully. Ask yourself whether the source supports or contradicts the view that:
  • The British left as soon as the people wanted them to
  • The British left because of the actions of important individuals
  • The British were forced out by peaceful political protests
  • The British were forced out by armed resistance
  • The British wanted to leave because the area was causing them problems
  • The British left because they felt the country was ready to rule itself democratically
2 If you were an admirer of the British empire, explain whether you would be able to use this source to support your viewpoint.

3 If you were a critic of the British empire, explain whether you would be able to use this source to support your viewpoint.

4 What does this source suggest about the organisation of Sinn Fein?
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