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Limerick Soviet 1919
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Ireland: The Limerick Soviet of 1919.
Cited in the Daily Bleed April 12, 1919.

The trades council called a general strike & for the next two weeks ran the city. No shop opened without their permission. Food prices were regulated to stop profiteering. Only transport authorised by the council was able to move through the city. Printing presses were taken over to explain their case & a daily bulletin was produced. The council even issued its own money. British soldiers were called on to desert their "imperialist capitalist government". It is said that a whole Scottish regiment was sent home for refusing to obey orders.

Limerick Soviet 1919
"The workers ruled the city, produced newspapers, issued their own currency & won world-wide publicity..."

Limerick Soviet 1919

Limerick Soviet 1919


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