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 Posted: Wed Nov 23rd, 2011 12:00 pm
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In addition to the others responses, to your specific suggestions: France would not move without British intervention (though Napoleon III was probably the most sympathetic to the Confederate cause in Europe), Mexico was not an independent country in the 1860s. It was ruled by a puppet government in France. There was no Germany until the late 1860s, just a bunch of independent monarchies. Prussia, the largest of the these states had no way of supporting the Confederacy without a navy (even if Bismarck had been so inclined). The Russians were probably the only other country that might of been able to help, but the Czar was a big supporter of Lincoln. Hope that answers your questions.

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