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 Posted: Fri Jan 4th, 2008 04:46 pm
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Interesting discussion. Virginia seceded. Most of the counties on the other side of the blue ridge didn't want to. And they were outvoted by the more populous eastern side. So Virginia is out, but close to half of its territory disagrees. Are they justified in seceding from their state?

Lincoln wasn't entirely convinced that the West Virginia secession from secession was entirely legal. But, as Virginia had declared itself out of the union and a chunk of it had declared itself still in the union, he let it pass.

For my money, this would have been the fate of every confederate state had they gone peacefully into separateness. We'd have had the Republics of East Tennessee, North Georgia and Alabama. Perhaps a combined state of Up Yours.

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