- The Irish War of Independence (1919-1921)
- The Irish Civil War (1922-1923)
The Irish War of Independence was a guerilla war between the Irish, who wanted their independence against the British Empire. For many centuries, Ireland had been under the British domination, and many a times, the Irish fought in order to get their independence, but unsuccessfully. The British government in 1870 proposed to Ireland the 'Home Rule' in order to give them more internal autonomy; however the House of lords never admitted it.