Editor says, what if Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith had walked out on the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in reality Collins and Griffiths agreed, with Collins noting that he had "signed his own death warranty". A cabinet meeting of the Dáil decided by 4 votes to 3 to recommend the Treaty. The result was a rift in the leadership that led to the Irish Civil War. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.