Irish Civil War

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National Army
Air Service corps
Irish Navy
CID {included Citizens' Defence Force}

Irish Republican Army
Cumann na mBan
Na Fianna Éireann

Events
Home Rule Crisis (1912–14)
Easter Rising (1916)
Conscription Crisis (1918)
Irish general election (1918)
Declaration of Independence (1919)
War of Independence (1919–22)
Creation of Northern Ireland (1921)
Anglo-Irish Treaty (1921)
Civil War (1922–23)
Organisations
Irish Republican Brotherhood –
Irish Parliamentary Party – Sinn Féin – Irish Volunteers – Irish Republican Army – Irish Citizen Army – Ulster Unionist Party – Ulster Volunteers

The Irish Civil War (Irish: Cogadh Cathartha na hÉireann; 28 June 1922 – 24 May 1923) was a conflict that accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State as an entity independent from the United Kingdom within the British Empire.

The conflict was waged between two opposing groups of Irish nationalists: the forces of the "Provisional Government" that established the Free State in December 1922, who supported the Anglo-Irish Treaty, and the Republican opposition, for whom the Treaty represented a betrayal of the Irish Republic. The war was won by the Free State forces.

The Civil War may have claimed more lives than the War of Independence against Britain that preceded it, and left Irish society divided and embittered for decades afterwards. The two main political parties in the Republic of Ireland, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, are the direct descendants of the opposing sides in the War .[3]

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