Ireland Bailout Gets The Taiwanese Animation Treatment (VIDEO)

11/30/2010 04:34 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It was inevitable, but the massive bailout of Ireland has finally got the Taiwainese animation treatment.

Ireland, once heralded as a model of growth, has quickly become a debt-addled nation that, at least one prominent Irish leader, says was cajoled into accepting a massive bailout and harsh budget cuts. Along the way, the video notes, Ireland was embroiled in a speculative housing bubble and became something of a tax haven, home to accounting gimmicks like the "Double Irish."

The result, according to the video, was that the economy once called the "Celtic tiger" turned into a house cat, and civil unrest has been unleashed after cuts to social services. It may not be that far from the truth -- though we can't vouch for (or support) the video's depictions of violence against Leprechauns.

WATCH the video below:

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