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It is worth noting that at the following general election in 1918, Sinn Fein won a landslide victory, winning 70% of the seats (up from 0% at the preceding election) and displacing the more moderate Irish Parliamentary Party which lost nearly all its seats. Violence has a way of radicalising people and polarising an already fraught political situation.

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