Well, it all started with, "recognition", then when that didn't work it was, "official recognition", then, "England and France refused to do business with the Confederates", and when that blew up in their faces it became, "official, diplomatic relations", and that went to ****, so it became, "exchanged ambassadors and embassies". What's next, "super-special, official, kewl, diplomatic recognition signed in blood"?
At least I know the difference between the Stars and Bars and the Confederate Battle Flag.Making up your own meanings for words, and then you call everyone else "revisionists."
No foreign nation officially recognized the Confederate States of America as an independent country
Confederate States of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I guess we solved that one.
However, diplomatic relations and diplomatic recognition are two differen things. Were there diplomatic relations? Yes. Official diplomatic recognition? No.
Nice job of muddying the water, though