|the South NEVER had a snowball's chance in hell of conquering the Federals militarily - on the ground or on the seas. Had they not been so foolish in their hysterical megalomonia (e.g. "1 Confederate soldier is worth 10 Yankees") as to attack Ft Sumter and arouse the ire of the people of the North, they might have had a better chance of achieving independence diplomatically and peacefully. The attack on Ft Sumter was as unwise as it was unnecessary, it gained them nothing - strategically, materially or diplomatically. The surrender of Ft Sumter only gave them an over-inflated sense of military might and false confidence.
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