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Thread: The Civil War

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by ElCid View Post
    Who was right? Which side would you have fought for, knowing what you know today? Explain, please.
    To answer your question: both sides were right. The South was fighting to protect it's rights. The North was fighting to preserve the Union.

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What if you were a freedman working land that you owned in Virginia, or any other Confederate state?
    And what if pigs fly? I don't care. They supported slavery, end of story. They wanted to keep it going, enough for me to say **** em.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No state should have to the right to allow slavery within it's borders.
    But, it should have the right to abolish it itself, without the threat of military intervention by a central government. Yes?

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    It annoys me that people think the war was actually about slavery or that they left because of it. While its true they were against any actions to be taken on it, they didn't leave because of it. They left because they was shrinking say of the states in issues and while slavery was part of that, it was merely one of many issues of the day it was happening in.
    I know it was not, but I don't care. Slavery is abhorrent and cannot be justified for any reason in a so called civilized nation.

    So again I say **** the south and all who supported it.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    And what if pigs fly? I don't care. They supported slavery, end of story. They wanted to keep it going, enough for me to say **** em.
    Even freed men who owned land and some of whom served in the Confederate Army? It wasn't about slavery.

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I know it was not, but I don't care. Slavery is abhorrent and cannot be justified for any reason or so called civilized nation.

    So again I say **** the south and all who supported it.
    Getting personal about it, and ignoring that violence was not the answer will solve nothing.

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    To answer your question: both sides were right. The South was fighting to protect it's rights. The North was fighting to preserve the Union.

    Why fight to preserve something that is only to exist from free will?

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Even freed men who owned land and some of whom served in the Confederate Army? It wasn't about slavery.
    So what? They wrote it into the Constitution, what does that tell you? I don't care any who served em, **** them to. If they were to stupid or misinformed to know what they were fighting to preserve, so what?
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    In 1860, half the wealth of the south was in the form of slaves. That's a pretty strong economic incentive. You're right that eventually it would have died out, but it could have easily taken another 50 years or longer. It is unacceptable for a nation to tolerate such grotesque human rights abuses within its own borders.
    Human rights violations like what was going on in the Northern factories? A worker was paid less than it cost to live and had to run a line of credit at the company store. He couldn't leave for a better job, until he paid off the company store, which would never happen. If he left the job, he would be imprisoned, then sent back to the same factory to go back to work.

    Sounds alot like slavery, to me.

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Getting personal about it, and ignoring that violence was not the answer will solve nothing.
    Violence was absolutely the answer. When the South seceded they should have seen the writing on the wall.
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