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    Winston Sm1th

    I fixed it.

    The weird thing is I got it right on the tags for the post, but not the title. Don't know how I pulled that one off.

    •  interesting the South was more like Brazil (1+ / 0-)
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      Mayfly

      or Santo Domingo economically but not a monarchy. Stephens had declared the Confederacy a republic based on natural law of inequality. Slavery and a republican form of government are incompatible. The war was about emancipation now, the new birth of freedom leading to the new Constitution. From another point of view the South used the North to reform itself to impose a new birth of separate but equal. A nation emerged but not one of equal opportunity, with the gilded age rise of economic royalists.

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