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Old March 11 2013, 10:25 AM   #40
gturner
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Re: Am I part Irish or not?

teacake wrote: View Post
Isn't EVERYONE part irish if they are at least somewhat white?
The Vikings took over Ireland for the slave trade, and their trade routes extended all the way to the Middle East (Baghdad, Iran, etc) and perhaps into India (Viking treasures include Buddhas and objects and coins from as far away as North Africa). If they were selling Irish slaves the other way, then just about everyone is probably part Irish.

So perhaps the globe-spanning British Empire was just an attempt to oppress the Irish where ever they might be found.
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