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Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:12:43 PM EST
Your thoughts on this are........, and what does this situation have to with the civil war?

If it were 1900 and the South and the Union fought each other to a standstill, there might be a shred of comparison.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:18:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:18:57 PM EST
"The United States opposed "any attempts to determine the future of Taiwan (the South) by anything other than peaceful means."

Just seems a shame that those 750,000 boys had to die because back then the US was only too willing to use "other than peaceful means".
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:22:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
Had cooler heads prevailed and a serious dialogue occurred between the Lincoln Administration and the Seceding States, the War Between The States could have been avoided.

But no one, it appears, except for a very few, were serious about discussions to achieve peace.

Eric The(WhatMightHaveBeen)Hun



Lincoln refused to recieve the Confederate's peace delegation before Sumter because he didn't want peace. He wanted a war that would expand his own power and establish the supremacy of the federal government once and for all.

But you're right. There were too many hotheads in the South too who thought they'd whip the North in no time.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:24:01 PM EST
Maybe the Civil War would have turned out differently if Lee had withdrawn to Cuba in 1965 and had the British fleet keep the US away.

Imagine how different the Civil War would have been if Atlanta had been the Southern capital.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:31:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By SS109:
Maybe the Civil War would have turned out differently if Lee had withdrawn to Cuba in 1965 and had the British fleet keep the US away.

Imagine how different the Civil War would have been if Atlanta had been the Southern capital.





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Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:36:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:40:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By RustyTX:
You cannot have a flame without a spark
pbsvideodb.pbs.org/resources/civilwar/images/ph12.jpg

One fanatic can do a lot of damage if inserted into a tense situation.



Is that John Brown?
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:41:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:43:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By RustyTX:

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:

Originally Posted By RustyTX:
You cannot have a flame without a spark
pbsvideodb.pbs.org/resources/civilwar/images/ph12.jpg
One fanatic can do a lot of damage if inserted into a tense situation.


Is that John Brown?


Yes sir.


Put a beard on him and he could be Abe Lincoln himself.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 4:34:24 PM EST
Not commenting, I have fought in way too many Civil War threads, not worth it.

Y'all know my views on the position.

I'll let you Southern boys have this one, every dog gets it's day and whatnot.
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