The disaster that came from the Confederate defeat
Hi there,
I’m a history buff, and I read a LOT.  What I’ve not found is an essay on the disaster for all mankind that came with the Confederate defeat.
The starting place is the Treaty of Paris of 1783 where the British King stated that the American Colonies were sovereign and independent, like the Swiss Cantons.
So what was it that caused the American states to lose that sovereignty? The answer is Mr. Lincoln, and Gettysburg.  It gave the American president power to provoke and permit Pearl Harbor, and the Gulf of Tonkin thing, and a whole bunch more.
What I’ve not seen is an awareness of the result of the defeat of the Confederacy. It is a BIG Flag that the SCV could wave.
Al Kirke
Plano, Texas