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). This article is part of the Politicians thread.
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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.