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    there is no guarantee that northerners wouldn't have agreed to a more stringent fugitive slave act.  Once Lincoln set the precedent for appeasment on such a vast scale, history could have flowed down an entirely different channel.  

    Likely the Union wouldn't have survived 70 years, as the remaining states would have eventually broken up as each state seceded over some grievance or another.  Democracy would likely have survived in the Northeast, but elsewhere?  Maybe not.  

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 11:53:03 AM PST

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