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  •  There's no evidence of this. The pathological (0+ / 0-)

    nature of Southern society, with its century long pretensions of being an aristocracy would have required slavery to keep the pretense going.

    Not to mention the evident pleasure the slave owners took in raping, killing and torturing their slaves.  It was a sadistic culture steeped in froideur and bloodshed.

    An imbalance between the rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics - Plutarch

    by Leftwing Noise Machine on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 11:41:23 AM PDT

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    •  would the Union have invaded in the 1890's (0+ / 0-)

      to end slavery, or enforced a embargo?

      salvery died out in europe and africa

      George Bush is Living proof of the axiom "Never send a boy to do a man's job" E -2.25 S -4.10

      by nathguy on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 02:03:25 PM PDT

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      •  Plantation slavery was a particular institution in (0+ / 0-)

        the South.  It didn't exist in Europe.  Where it existed elsewhere, like Central and South American it ended, but only after bloody slave rebellions.

        So the South was an unusual situation where slavery was culturally ingrained.  It's hard to believe anything but the use of armed force -- either by the North or by the slaves themselves -- would have ended that odious institution.

        An imbalance between the rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics - Plutarch

        by Leftwing Noise Machine on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 05:23:50 PM PDT

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