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  •  Then what would have happened? (0+ / 0-)

    The Confederacy would have ended up as the enemy on our southern border anyway. There  would be "slavecatchers" running raids into the Northern states, kidnapping anyone of brunette complexion. The entire westward expansion would have turned into more proxy battles between the North and the South. As the South grew less prosperous relying on a non-industrial agricultural economy, it would have been both more covetous and more paranoid of the North.

    Eventually there would be other wars. The South, spearheaded by Texas, would invade Mexico. Once it had solidified its hold on the northern regions, it would create huge armies of brown and black indentured servants, who could only get their freedom through military service.

    Then they would be able to truly deal with "the threat from the North."

    The solution was never to let them go. The solution was always to defeat their ideology. We haven't done a very good job of that.

    Democracy *means* Anti-Plutocracy. Democrats, be true to your Self and win!

    by Louise on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 09:53:10 AM PST

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