What was the Easter Rising?

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How close did the Easter Rising come to achieving the aims of its leaders?

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Ireland has a long and troubled past. Not always on the best of terms with its British neighbour, armed struggle has been a recurring feature in the island's history. But how close did a group of republicans come to independence from the United Kingdom?

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The Easter Rising lasted only a few days - but its effects are still felt today. History shapes the way our world is - and you can find out more with The Open University.

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