Former States in Ireland

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Can you name the states which existed within or included the island of Ireland between 1160 AD and 2010 AD?

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prehistory - 1607Period of native Gaelic control, divided into various small Kingdoms and principalities. Modern Irish provinces resemble this ancient division.
1005 - 1014Internationall recognised and organised Kingdom, with almost total authority over the entire island under the self-proclaimed 'Imperator Scottorum'.
914 - 1170Southern Norse city state, annexed by the first Norman invasion
839 - 1171Norse city state, annexed by Henry II
1171 - 1541Property of the King of England
1542 - 1641 & 1659 - 1801Created by the Crown of Ireland Act 1542
1642 - 1651Created after the rebellion of 1641, with its capital in Kilkenny
1641 - 1659Military dictatorship under the auspices of Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard
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1798Client State of Napoleonic France
1801 - 1922Created by the Act of Union 1801
1919 - 1922Unilaterally declared independent state whose only international recognition was brief acceptence by the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
1921 - 1922Short-lived and oft forgotten attempt by London to finally grant Home Rule. Was disbanded after only one year
1922 - 1927British Crown dominion and constitutional monarchy
1922 - presentAfter the 1920 Government of Ireland Act, the newly created Northern Ireland accepted partition but opted to remain part of the Union. Southern Ireland broke away to form the Free State
1937 - presentCreated after the 1937 Consitutional reform, did not technically become a republic for another 12 years

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