Originally Posted by Cheeseman
Sounds like some here want to secede all over again! In the first place the North was never going to allow the South to leave the Union. The North had the manpower and industry besides the Navy to blockade Southern ports. The simple fact of Southern legal slavery kept European powers from becoming active allies. The South never had a chance to win. Shelby Foote, Civil War historian ( a Southerner himself) has stated this and believes one of the biggest underlying causes was our inability to compromise at the time.
Imagine a divided nation making it beyond the turn of the 20th Century?
Like it or not, the North won. Who knows what kind of nation we would have become if reversed? We will never know......
Actually, there's a hilariously funny sendup mock documentary
about this exact scenario,
complete with commercials and everything, called
"CSA-The Confederate States of America"...