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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
#1 - tazzerz
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(10/19/2013) [-]
Yes it is!
#2 to #1 - anon id: 8351d790
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(10/19/2013) [-]
mind explaining?

something to do with starvation or somthing?

i feel ashamed for not knowing what this is already
User avatar #5 to #2 - tazzerz
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(10/19/2013) [-]
Its a joke about back in the 1800's we Irish people were under British rule, and they were not very nice to us. Our main crop in the country was the potato because it was easy to grow and you could make lots of different types of dishes with it. Then a famine struck them and killed all the country's crops, Causing lots of deaths. Then the Brits did not even help, (Even though they say they tried) They kept asking for payment of the property that they claimed in the country (Landlords Etc.) and payment was, Of course, FOOD! We had to give them food or they burnt down our houses! And all our own food was gone and they still asked for ******* FOOD! Its was a really bad time. Then 100 years later, We staged a Rebellion, and fought it for over 60 years, I could go on but that's a whole different topic. There is alot people don't know about the Irish, it would be great to see more people informed.
User avatar #8 to #5 - ciarancrashy
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(10/19/2013) [-]
your facts don't add up. 1845 + 100 years is 1945. + another 60 years is 2005... someone dungoofed.

Actual dates
1798 Rebellion against British Colonial Rule
1801 Act of Union made Made Ireland a part of great Britain. We could elect members of parliament to stand at Westminster. Ireland was directly ruled from Westminster rather than devolving power to an Irish government.
1845-49 Potato-Famine. 1/6th of the population starved and 1/6th emigrated during the famine. Another 1/6th emigrated over the course of the next 150 years.
1916 Rising due to Britain having it focus on the Great War. Rebels lost but became martyr.
1920 War of Independence. Ireland gets its own government but remains a part of the British commonwealth
1921 Civil War (people were not happy at the terms of the independence treaty. Pro-Treaty supporters won).
1937 Constitution - All ties with Britain except in name cut from legislature.
1949 Ireland leaves British commonwealth and Is renamed from Irish Free State to The Republic of Ireland.

Enjoy learning about history folks.
User avatar #23 to #8 - tazzerz
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(10/20/2013) [-]
I dungoofed, I mixed up the Famine date, I thought it was 1812, Sorry guys.
User avatar #3 to #2 - muffinofrage
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(10/19/2013) [-]
It's a joke about the Irish potato famine