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 Posted: Thu Jan 6th, 2011 01:47 pm
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'Revolution' implies tremendous and fundamental core change (the industrial revolution, the technological revolution, the american revolution, et al).

Civil War is politics by other means, typically by the overthrow of the current ruling class with a different ruling class.

Our civil war was certainly not a revolution. If anything the south wanted to *avoid* fundamental change. Given the chance, they'd as soon pass on the idustrial revolution.

Southern leaders wish to *remain* in power by violent means rather than bow to the power of population growth and the ballot box...


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