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 Posted: Thu Jul 24th, 2008 09:14 pm
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"I'll figure out why a breakaway group with virtually no industry would pick a fight with an industrial entity three times its size."

You know something Ole, I think in alot of ways it was the approach of industry and the changes that would ensue that the South didn't want to have to face. Throughout 19th century history you see how so many countries reacted negatively to the Industrial Revoltuion.

In Japan around the 1870s, the Samurai class fought against a large, modernized, consripted army in order to preserve their old way of life. It was swords versus gatlin guns and repeating rifles. I tend to think of the South as an American samurai class fighting to preserve their old way of life. The outcome may have been assured from the start but the attempt had to be made nevertheless. Thats the way I think of it at least.

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