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Mark wrote: TW, the Confederate government was constantly presenting themselves as the true heirs of the American revolution to the Europeans.

Yes, but not as pre-existing individual sovereign states, by prior recognition. This would have placed the matter in the realm of defense by sovereign nations against international imperialism, not rebellion by factions within a common state in pursuit of sovereign independence.

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