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View Diary: Was Lincoln Wrong to Fight to Preserve the Union? (68 comments)

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  •  i think the border states (2+ / 0-)

    KY, TN, KN and let's not forget MD would have let to war. these states were much more conflicted and both sides wanted to claim them.

    As a practical matter, if secession was allowed, MD might have felt compelled to join rather than remain as a lone slavery State in the Union. Then Washinton DC itself would be an island in the midst of the confederacy.

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