Vol. 11 (2021)
Sezione monografica / Monographic Section

A Nationalist Network in South America: Diaspora and Diplomatic Action

María Eugenia Cruset
Universidad Nacional de Quilmes – Universidad Católica de La Plata
Published June 16, 2021
  • diplomacy,
  • Ireland,
  • nationalism,
  • political action,
  • Southern cone
How to Cite
Cruset, M. E. (2021). A Nationalist Network in South America: Diaspora and Diplomatic Action. Studi Irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies, 11. https://doi.org/10.13128/SIJIS-2239-3978-12877


The apparent failure of the Easter Rising in 1916 set off a chain of events that culminated in the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922. Considered by the Irish people as the martyrdom of their republican leaders, it served to continue the fight through other strategies, not restricted only to armed conflict. The Sinn Féin began to coordinate a translnational political action network by means of its diaspora. This state of affairs has been studied in cases such as the United States of America, Australia and Canada, but has not been delved into in the case of the countries of the Southern Cone – Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and southern Brazil. In this essay, I intend to analyse the role of immigrants in Argentina and their prominence in this strategy as well as how the network expanded through Chile and Uruguay.


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