May 7, 2013
In the spirit of brotherhood, forgiveness, and compromise, the Irish parliament has voted to officially pardon all those Irish nationals who decided to fight for the Allies in World War II. Ireland, during the conflict, was officially neutral, but many citizens left to join foreign units in the fight against the Nazis. Many of these men (and probably women!) were vilified on their return home as traitors to the Irish cause, especially if they had gone to fight for the British. The recent measure is little more than an apology and recognition of the veteran’s efforts, but social mood played a part in seeing it passed. See what socionomics has to say about apologies right here.
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