Pawel asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

What do you think about the American Civil War, and more specifically about the Confederate States of America:-)? Theyfought really bravely?

What do you think about the American Civil War, and more specifically about the Confederate States of America:-)?

They fought really bravely

What do you think about the American Civil War, and more specifically about the Confederate States of America :-)

They fought really bravely, though the ideas they fought for

were repulsive, slavery :-(

I am a Pole, I also live here a lot of refugees from our national uprisings against the invaders, i.e. the Prussia / German Empire, Austria / later Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire, a lot of emigrated to the Americas to Brazil and Argentina, but quite a lot to the United States, the largest communities of Polish Americans are in Chicago and New York quite a lot of Poles fought bravely in the Union Army, although Poles, like other immigrants from Eastern Europe, were offended by other Americans, but apparently, the same fate had the Irish, Italians and Jews :-)

But Polish Americans from Poland and other immigrants reportedly fought really bravely for Lincoln, but recently I read a very interesting study about Polish Immigrants who settled in the southern parts of the United States and when the Civil War broke out they fought in the service of the Confederation, although the entire secession was racist and anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic, and the immigrants from Poland were the majority of either Catholics or Polish Jews :-)

But apparently, there were about 500 Poles who fought for the Confederation, as a lover of history and....

Update:

 military, I must admit that the Confederation fought really bravely in the first phases of this war and the commander-in-chief of the Confederates, that is, the Chief Commander was, of course, Jefferson Davis, but their military commander, General Lee, even gained Bismarck's attention and Prussia and later the German Empire and Germany to true masters in war ;-)

And the Confederates had a nice anthem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDg1UG5Dwa0

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Iwonder how world would look if CSA won not USA?:)

Update 2:

A much interesting civil war of this period of the 19th century is also the Boshin war in Japan between the followers of the Shogun and the followers of the Emperor, it would be interesting if the Samurai from the Shogunate won this war

Or how the imperial troops treated with a volley of heavy machine guns, it was the end of an era, the end of brave knights/samura on horses, from then on soldiers will kill themselves on an industrial scale, not as a preview of what will happen during WWI&II

Update 4:

@anonymous1

"They did fight for slavery. They fought to secede from the Union as they had a Constitutional right to." Could you explain? 

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  • 2 months ago

    There was and is no right to unilateral secession in the United States of America.  It would take an act of Congress in order for secession to be allowed.  All states had signed the  United States Constitution; which is a legally binding document.  The Confederate states illegally seceded thus committing an act of treason.  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Slavery was the hot bed issue that had the north and south in conflict for yrs. The south decided it was important enough to dissolve the union. They started war by firing on Ft. Sumter. This is treason. 

    There is nothing in the Constitution about secession. In fact, it strongly refers to the union in several places. Texas v White decided the issue in 1869. The south seceded before the court case it knew it would lose.

  • 2 months ago

    They say they fought for states' rights---but the right they really wanted was the right to own slaves. It was with the elite in the South an economic issue- just as it is now with the rich Trump supporters, and they hyped up the other with talk about patriotism and heritage, and states' rights to get them to put their lives on the line to preserve a system where a few people had most of the land and all of the money. Most of those idiots carrying around confederate flags now are descended from the dirt poor sharecroppers. The best thing that ever happened to their families was the dissolution of the plantation system. 

  • 2 months ago

    The South was made up of a bunch of delusional fools who thought they stood a chance in a modern total war. They put all of their capital into slaves while the North industrialized. 

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  • 2 months ago

    The Wehrmacht fought bravely also, but that doesn't make the Third Reich any better.  The Confederates were slavers and traitors, which makes them 50% worse than Trump.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They did not fight for slavery. They fought to secede from the Union as they had a Constitutional right to.

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