Erse Republican Airmy
The Erse Republican Airmy (Erse: Óglaigh na hÉireann), alsae kent as ERA wis the airmy o the Erse Republic an later oan ae parameelitary airmy. The ERA is nou kent as the Auld ERA tae stoap confusion wi ither groups caad the ERA. The Erse Republic wis declarit in 1916 an included aw 32 cooties o Ireland. Howeer the Unitit Kinrick wad nae recognise the laund. Sae the ERA went tae war frae 1919-1921 wi the UK in the Erse War o Independence. Aifter the war Ireland wis split inate the Soothren Ireland, later Erse Free State an then Republic o Ireland an Northren Ireland. The split caused the Erse Civil War frae 1921-1922 an the ERA teuk the anti-treaty side whilk gaed oan tae lose. This lead tae the ERA been makkit ane illegal airmy an the role o the offeecial airmy o the new Erse Free State went tae ae new organisation.
Aifter this the ERA remainit inactive untae the Border Campaign o 1956-1962. Later oan in the 1960s the ERA split intae the Offeecial IRA an the Proveesional IRA. Baith airmies seen themselves as ae continuation o the Auld IRA. The Offeecial ERA offeecial disbanded in 1972 an the Proveesional IRA bides active the day houiver nae langer uses force an is conseederit tae be nou militarily inactive.
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