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 Posted: Thu Nov 1st, 2012 02:44 pm
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I would be interested in the titles you have on this. I'm always wanting to learn something new on this war. I'm curious...the conversations you've had with the Brits ....what is their take on things?

My view is that the Brits had an excellent chance to intervene with the Trent Affair if they had any intention on intervention. A lot of saber rattling along with war preparation on both sides of the Atlantic happened. I think if they were going to do it that was the perfect time to do it. They prepared for war as anyone would. But cooler heads in their government just didn't want to get involved militarily in our Civil War. They were concerned on things spinning out of control. The Russians were a wildcard that could come in on the side of the Lincoln Administration if they intervened in the war. That would cause havoc for them in Europe. Plus from what I've read the North was providing substantial amounts of grain to the Empire. The cons outweighed the benefits.

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