The Easter Uprising of 1916The Easter Uprising of 1916 or the 1916 rebellion is one of the most important episodes in Irish history and Irish politics also. The 1916 Easter rising happened in April, in Dublin, and it’s considered by most historians as one of the crucial events in modern Ireland. It was also a bloody event since, at the end of the rebellion, 15 men were executed. They were identified as the leaders of the Easter Uprising.
A series of events that left people unhappy and desperate about the economic situation of the country also led to the 1916 Easter rising. By 1847, Irishmen lost all the faith they had in England whose government was ruling Ireland. As in the case of the 1789 Rebellion, a group a people who got tired of being treated like second class humans by their own government took matters into their own hands and initiated a movement. They felt that the British didn’t want to listen to their problems and that is why they decided to take a stand on England and throw the English government out of the country. Their main goal was an independent Ireland.
The Easter Uprising of 1916 was planned by a group called the IRB or the Irish Republican Brotherhood. They found the perfect opportunity when the First World War broke out. The council of the IRB decided that British rule could be thrown out of the country because of its involvement in the war. The IRB planned the Easter rising with money from Irish-Americans. Germany would supply them with weapons.
The Easter Uprising of 1916, just like the 1789 Rebellion, was one of the few moments in Irish history that lacked sectarianism. Men were united despite their religious beliefs and fought for their country against a government that they saw as corrupt.