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24-03-2010, 21:15   #1
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Collins vs De Valera

Not really lookin for a debate especially one thats been running for decades and will probably run for centuries to come.
Just looking for a general concencus on this as to who people would pick to support if they were around back then.

I can see this being fairly 50/50

For me it would be collins,

what about you?
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24-03-2010, 21:28   #2
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This is always an odd one. Personality wise and in terms of each choice as a person Collins has it. In terms of which side DeValera.
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25-03-2010, 10:14   #3
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Since boards.ie has mainly trolls and wannabe comedians on it, then it shouldn't reflect Irish society's views and Dev will probably win it
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25-03-2010, 12:08   #4
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Why am I not allowed to vote for neither?
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Why am I not allowed to vote for neither?

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26-03-2010, 18:50   #6
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gonna leave dis open till easter sunday
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From memory, I believe in 1920-21, one of these men was simultaneously the Acting President of Ireland, President of the IRB, Minister for Finance - and if certain historical sources are to be believed - giving Richard Mulcahy (head of volunteers/IRA/GHQ) orders in front of his own men, making him Ireland's military leader, for all intents and purposes.

A pragmatist, not an idealist. A man who rejected protectionist economic policies, which our country later adopted, which notably held us back in the post-war era.

What could have been... but instead we were sold to the Vatican by our other contestant. And the rest is history.
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What are we voting for?

Both men did different things, if the question is to vote for the man who had a greater effect on the young Rep. of Ireland I would say nither
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I would pick collins. In terms of the treaty I would have been anti-treaty.
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Collins. No brainer.
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What are we voting for?

Both men did different things, if the question is to vote for the man who had a greater effect on the young Rep. of Ireland I would say nither
50/50, then.
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From memory, I believe in 1920-21, one of these men was simultaneously the Acting President of Ireland, President of the IRB, Minister for Finance - and if certain historical sources are to be believed - giving Richard Mulcahy (head of volunteers/IRA/GHQ) orders in front of his own men, making him Ireland's military leader, for all intents and purposes.

A pragmatist, not an idealist. A man who rejected protectionist economic policies
When did this happen?
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When did this happen?
From what I understand, he was keen on promoting trade with other nations. I am not an encyclopaedia, and my field is in Economics, so I am afraid you will have to excuse me from your request.
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Fair enough. Collins didn't have the opportunity to reject or affirm protectionist policies though, so I don't think its a legitimate claim to make.
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A man who allegedly (or implicitly) rejected protectionist economic policies.

Any history heads know his economic views? Surely there are some primary sources.
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