Éamon de Valera Stops Land Annuities to Britain sparking Economic War 1932

#OnThisDay 1932 Éamon de Valera announces Ireland will stop land annuities owed to Britain from the various Land Acts, thus starting the Economic War. Although there was the Coal-Cattle Pact in 1935 between the two nations, the war ended in 1938 with the Anglo-Irish Agreement which saw the Irish Gov pay Britain a lump sum of £10,000,000 in return of the three Treaty Ports which ensured Irish ‘neutrality’ in WW2. Irish Neutrality during the Second World War being as nebulous as it was.

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