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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-26-06 02:02 PM
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35. I don't know
Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Andrew Jackson all came from the south. They seemed to have a clue about democratic principles and progress. The south would have found its new Jeffersons and Washington's if it was a nation. There were plenty of educated and experienced men to choose from.

The Confederacy was set up on democratic principles and even had congressional votes in the middle of the war. Their leaders were committed to democratic principlesas much as their forefathers were.

I guess is they won their freedom they could have become the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, but I really don't see any reason to think that they would have?

The average white male farmer back then had a pretty clear expectation of democracy.

Texas would be a good example. Texas became an independant country, then a state in the US, then a Confederate state all within a 25 year period, and each time a new government was formed it was a democratic one, and when they decided to join the USA it was done by a popular vote, and when they decided to leave the USA and join the CSA it was done by popular vote too. There was an expectation of democracy that was pretty firmly established back then, and I don't see why that would change.
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