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    The Civil War

    Who was right? Which side would you have fought for, knowing what you know today? Explain, please.
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    Re: The Civil War

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    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
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    Why? Please explain.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Fought or fought with? Your poll seems to convey a different meaning from the thread's initial post.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Fought or fought with? Your poll seems to convey a different meaning from the thread's initial post.
    Which side? Who would ya'll 'RIDE FOR', Steel, knowing what you know about America today? I say The South. Yeah...............I grew up with the standard liberal garbage shoved down my pie-hole on a daily basis. At 53, however, I feel differently about the U.S. Civil War. I WOULD'VE FOUGHT FOR THE CONFEDERACY. Hellz, yeah, Dog. Hellz yeah.
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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.
    I would of fought for state rights, but I would of never allowed Lee to lead that didn't understand you don't fight to fight, but to win. He was a cocky little man that didn't understand anything about war.

    Though lets all remember the south didn't start aggression.
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    North, I am black and don't see any point in extending slavery any longer then it was. **** the south.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I would of fought for state rights, but I would of never allowed Lee to lead that didn't understand you don't fight to fight, but to win. He was a cocky little man that didn't understand anything about war.
    Though lets all remember the south didn't start aggression.
    Tell me more about why you don't like Lee. I always considered him a giant among men.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I would of fought for state rights,
    *The "right" for states to have slavery.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    North, I am black and don't see any point in extending slavery any longer then it was. **** the south.
    Of course I understand your position, but can't you see any virtue at all in the traditional values of the South? Can you objectify the South, at least enough to acknowledge its traditionalism?
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