FAQ on > What is a Preferendum? > If a preferendum had been used in 1920 in Ireland, wouldn’t the country still have had to be divided? (Working on the principle of the least discomfort for the smallest number – would not the border s
Doubtless, a divided Ireland (6 and 26) would have been one of the options; 9 + 23 might have been another. Other options might have involved an Anglo-Celtic Federation, administration under the League of Nations, or whatever.It is always difficult to answer an ‘if’ of history but, looking back, anything to avoid the situation in which everything is either ‘this’ or ‘that’ might actually have helped.
Last updated on September 19, 2008 by Deborda