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 Posted: Thu May 24th, 2012 06:21 pm
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That fairly sums up the entire secession experience. A small number lead the party, state, region and country to destruction.


A small group breaks up the Democratic party in Charleston, South Carolina (the 2nd smallest southern state of free population).


SC leads the charge out of the union, followed by Mississippi, the 3rd smallest southern state, and then Florida, the smallest southern state.


It’s the best historical US example of front-loaded, wedge issue, momentum politics. The early ‘leaders’ have the smallest population (SC, MS and FL) but momentum gains with each secession. It’s truly a masterful job of political maneuvering ;)


When Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas join the CSA they add 4 states to 7 but more than double the free white population…

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