Peace means War: Ireland, 1919

Dr. Mariel Grant

For Ireland, the end of the Great War really meant the end of peace. The conclusion of what was, by 1919, being called the ‘war to end all wars’ led directly to the outbreak of civil conflict. The culmination of a longstanding dispute, the Irish Civil War highlights the extent to which, despite its huge impact, the First World War did not, everywhere, dramatically change the course of history.