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 Posted: Fri Nov 25th, 2011 07:05 pm
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  It was customary at that time to declare a blockade against an enemy nation, not some sections of ones own nation. Mr. Lincoln maintained that the southern states had not actually left the Union, but then he declared a blockade against their ports. In effect, this would seem to be a de facto admission that the Confederacy was another nation. It was just another inconsistency in the policies of the US Government at that time.

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