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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: Cancerwarrior
Those are totally debunked propagandists...
There is no question it was fought over slavery..
People like him pretend that since the north wouldn't have invaded to stop slavery, that means that the south didn't rebel for fear of losing it..
Those things can and are both true...
They take the fact the north likes hijack the moral high ground and pretend "they fought a war to end slavery."
When they couldn't care less about the slaves..
So in return the south has decided to pretend it wasn't about slavery at all..
Surprise , suprise. They both are lying...
The civil war (or succession) was caused by a dozen or so southern politicians and businessmen who had plans to reinstate the international slave trade . So they could be who provided the new western states with slaves..
Lincoin had promised to make all new states free states.. which would steal the slave state majority and hypothetically give the federal government the political will to abolish slavery..
Something there was zero will to do nationally..
So the " fire eaters" hyped up succession and (I think) set Jeff Davis and other figure heads up as scape goats to take the blame if it failed.
That is like asking an American soldier why they are fighting in Iraq.... how many answer proudly to help secure American access to the worlds oil reserves.....