Originally Posted By: Argo44
You can try to inject courtesy, courtliness, politeness, restraint, gentlemanliness, manners and maturity into a Yank. It's of course difficult...not impossible...just unlikely.


For the sake of argument, let’s assume this description about the character of the Yankee is true. Then what does it say about the Insurrectionists that were roundly defeated by them? Not much at all.

And you have an overly idealized version of the CSA and the Civil War. The CSA was never a nation. Not one country ever recognized it as legitimate. Thus the problem with calling it the Civil War as the word war alludes to a conflict between nations. Should have been labeled “The Failed Insurrection”.

https://history.state.gov/milestones/1861-1865/confederacy

Last edited by nca225; 04/10/20 07:47 AM.

Apparently, confirmation bias is a really new thing and did not exist from 2008-2016 around here...