Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
The fair question to ask, though, is if the only way to unify the country was for the Union to win. And seeing that the Union was struggling early in the war, the only way to win was to win big in the later battles, and the only way to win big was massive bloodshed and destruction.
I honestly don't think anything would have been resolved without mass devastation. The Union had to be a clear winner. Who knows where we would be today if the Union lost to the Confederacy.
We'd be a lot less populated because no foreigner would want to migrate to a southern-led aristocratic hell with their "peculiar institution" choking the breath of what would have once been considered a dream of equality, happiness, and liberty.
Thank God the south was put down. Unfortunately the Reconstruction (a new Reformation) was never carried out to its full promises. The Confederacy and the landed nobility that belched it out is one of the great embarrassments of humanity, as is its Jim Crow aftermath. Another embarrassment is the Confederate-sympathizers who rail for their Lost Cause.