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They had military rather than economic superiority, and paid the natives to do the fighting for them. About 200,000 Irish fought for the British empire in WWI and, despite official neutrality, about 70,000 in WWII. But don't tell Churchill:  He harboured great hostility towards Ireland for its official policy of neutrality (despite unofficial and clandestine support for British side).

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