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  •  Even after secession started, some states didn't (5+ / 0-)

    support it. Virginia vetoed it at least once, maybe twice - until they were forced to "fish or cut bait" by the fall of Ft. Sumter and the resulting call for Federal troops.

    The Confederacy would never have succeeded at all without Virginia - and even with it, it was a short-term gain and long-term losses.

    If it's
    Not your body,
    Then it's
    Not your choice
    And it's
    None of your damn business!

    by TheOtherMaven on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 10:34:26 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly right (4+ / 0-)

      The secession was a sort of staggered chain of events. It took months before for all the states that eventually did secede to do so. In the end, not all the Southern states seceded, and several states (Virginia being the most obvious when it became two states) had their own individual Civil Wars.

      Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

      by moviemeister76 on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 10:41:12 AM PDT

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