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Could Michael Collins have avoided Civil War?

After the signing of the Treaty, Michael Collins's approach was a combination of tactical flexibility and strategic certainty. He played a delicate game as he tried to keep every avenue open and avoid burning bridges as the new State negotiated with the British and the new Northern Irish prime minister James Craig. But an assassination in London changed the delicate balance, as Gabriel Doherty explains

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