View single post by 9Bama
 Posted: Wed Jan 5th, 2011 07:58 pm
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In broad terms, the definition depends on the winner.

had the ACW gone in favor of the south, the war waould have been the 2nd American revolution or the War for Southern Independence... much as the American Revolutionary war was not called a war of Rebellion or a Civil War, because the revolutionaries won.

cuba is a good example.. a Civil war, defined as two groups fighting for control of the government.... the revolutionaries were successful, so they call it the war of Revolution.

The ACW was not a civil war. The CSA was never fighting for control of the union government.

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