How Do You Imagine The World Would Be Different...

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    if, in the early 1860's, the Confederacy had been allowed to peaceably go its own way...?
     
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    Interesting and thought provoking.

    We'd be something like Haiti and the Dominican Republic or East and West Germany where its the same land and people but the different systems lead to vastly different results.

    We'd be a genuine constitutional Republic made of sovereign states
     
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    interesting comparisons, CF...

    myself, I was thinking about the way Slovakia and the Czech Republic worked things out...

    and, yeah, the "constitutional Republic made of sovereign states" is what we were supposed to be from the start...


    myself, I'm thinking that, after the passage of time, the two sides would decide to reunite...

    or at least form a unique two-nation union that furthered their common goals...
     
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    Illegal immigrants would be displacing slaves in agricultural jobs?
     
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    The US would have a buffer between it and Mexico and the illegal alien criminals would be flooding into the CSA instead of the USA.
     
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    The sure as hell would be no Oprah Show:lol:
     
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    slavery would be gone long before now...
     
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    Long gone where?
     
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    And if KY had decided not to stay out of it, that may have happened.
     
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    The answer to the OP is: The world would be vastly less prosperous and less free, and countless millions more would have died between then and now.
     

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