Each had been appointed by a U. Each one had demonstrated proficiency in fundamental arithmetic. And every one of them was single; even overtly having a girlfriend was grounds for dismissal.
Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.
From there events took on a life of their own and the situation devolved into a full-blown war which lasted a little shy of four years. Even these people, however, do not dispute the moral illegitimacy of forming a country for the express purpose of brutalizing, subjugating, and exploiting other people.
Although still denied by a small minority who claim the war was to defend 'states rights', or was even started by the North for economic reasons even though the South fired the first shots most secessionist states declared at least indirectly that the maintenance of slavery was a reason for them declaring independence in their actual declarations of independence.
The American Civil War "only" killedThat being said, the American conflict is about as bloody if not more so when you consider that the US had a much smaller population and a much shorter war than any of these. The Chinese Civil War cost about about 1.
The American Civil War killed 2.
Meanwhile, on the battlefield itself, the Age of Dakka has dawned, which means that everything anybody knew about warfare is wrong again. On a strategic level, the war is one of the first, and certainly the largest, to have mechanized supply lines via railroad. Surprisingly to many, the American Civil War was the first-ever American conflict war in which aviation played a role, as Union forces pioneered the use of balloons as reconnaissance and observation platforms during the Siege of Richmond and other battles.
Previously, an aerial corps of balloons was deployed during the wars of The French Revolution. The Southern part of the United States at this time is a world filled with romantic, tall-columned plantation houses where delicate Southern Belles sashay in large skirts and Corset Faint at every available opportunity.
Chivalrous, cigar-chomping, white-tuxedo-wearing Southern Gentlemen pistol-duel at dawn and the word "Damyankees! In the North, there is industry and patriotism, and Abolitionists decry the evils of slavery from every pulpit. Never mind that this runs contrary what he actually said when asked, during the war; this is Hollywood Historywhere heroes are pure and their motives always perfectly clear.
Similarly ignored are all the explicit references to preserving slavery made by Southern governments and politicians during this time, because the product has to be sellable in all fifty states. Almost every student of American History considers this to be the seminal event in the history of The United States.
Sentiments regarding the abolition, or regulation, of slavery had existed since before the nation's founding, with the strongest advocates mostly being Christian groups in New England. Many noted how slavery contradicted both Christian and American ideals of equality either under God, or under the law.
However, at the founding of the nation, abolition was not a serious concern. Many of the nation's founders were slaveholders themselves, and even those who disapproved of the institution knew that challenging it would cause disunity among the states.
Those at the Constitutional Convention were more than well aware of how contentious the issue was, especially among the southern states, who had economies that were largely dependent on slave-based agriculture.
The main issue facing the convention at the time was how slaves should be counted when allocating seats in the House of Representatives. This resulted in the infamous three-fifths compromise, where each slave would be counted as three-fifths of a person when it came time to allocate seats.
This caused some resentment in New England, who saw it as an attempt by southern states to dominate the politics of the nation. Many of the northern states already lacked large slave populations, and as a result all states north of the Mason-Dixon line that separates Maryland from Pennsylvania would ban slavery.
Another compromise from the early days of the United States was the importation of slaves.
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