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…THE GEORGE SQUARE RIOT, 1919

he end and immediate aftermath of the First World War was a period of frenzied revolutionary activity across Europe. In Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary, deeply-entrenched regimes were swept away by popular agitation. Elsewhere, nervous governments watched for signs of imminent revolution, and in January 1919, British prime minister David Lloyd George, already dealing with one revolutionary headache in Ireland, thought he had found another in

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