Talk:Confederate States of America
Connection of Reagan with 1968
Yes, I am aware that Reagan was actually elected in 1980, but it was the Southern Strategy that made his victory and re-election possible, not just Carter's incompetence. It is my contention, in fact, that a Sixth Party System came into existence at that time, although its full implications would not become clear until 1980. That became the strategy of the GOP as a result of the 1968 election.
- The names Reagan or Goldwater have no place on this page. RobS 18:10, 22 May 2007 (EDT)
- Yeah, we tend to appreciate conciseness, and the implications on politics a whole century later take us too far afield. DanH 18:14, 22 May 2007 (EDT)
This article is far too sympathetic toward the Confederacy for my tastes. This was a group who were acting in rebellion against the government of the United States. They were exemplifying the definition of treason as found in the U.S. Constitution, namely "...waging war against [the United States]" I feel like the article should make more mention of the whole "treason" and "rebellion" aspect of things but any such edits I make will most likely be removed.--Patthew 22:32, 12 June 2007 (EDT)
- No, I agree with you. The article does needs balance. RobS 00:31, 13 June 2007 (EDT)
- I know this conversation long since went dead, but I feel I should point out that the Thirteen Colonies were also acting in treasonous rebellion against their government. :) KarlJaeger 16:27, 7 May 2008 (EDT)
Trade with Britain
This line, "including British cotton", I removed. See , Preventing Diplomatic Recognition of the Confederacy, 1861-1865, U.S. State Department,
- Southerners began the war effort confident that the cotton their plantations provided European textile manufacturers would naturally ally their governments to the Confederacy, especially Great Britain.
This is an important line of investigation, as it can be shown the South never would have engaged in belligerency without the reasonable expectation or guarantee that Great Britain would trade Southern cotton for arms, as well as build the Confederate Navy. The gun running operation around the Northern blockade, that is to say, from Great Britain to British Honduras (incorporated into the British Empire in 1862), north through the Caribbean to Mobile Alabama was the supply line for Confederate weapons. RobS 12:08, 18 June 2007 (EDT)
This page is filled with anti-confederate lies and half-truths! I just tryed to edit this and it was blocked and said that one of the sites I linked to was blacklisted. I propose a change to this page, to tell the truth about the Confederacy and not the liberal northern lie!
- And which proposals do you intend to make? Karajou 17:11, 25 July 2012 (EDT)
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