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Talk:Essay:Greatest Mysteries of American History

122 bytes added, 21:33, 15 August 2008
/* Are some of these really mysteries? */
I understand that many things on this list can legitimately be classified as mysteries, but I'm skeptical about some of them. The items "Could the Civil War have been avoided with a peaceful solution?" and
"Could the South have possibly won the Civil War?" are particularly dubious, since they don't belong to the category of "what actually happened" as much as "speculation about what ''could'' have happened differently had history taken a different course." While such speculation is fun I don't know that this page is appropriate for it. Maybe creating another page for that sort of activity is a good idea--a sort of "How would history be different if..." page.--[[User_talk:Recorder|Recorder]] 15:56, 15 August 2008 (EDT)
:Sorry, didn't see the earlier post making the same point...--[[User_talk:Recorder|Recorder]] 17:33, 15 August 2008 (EDT)