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 Posted: Wed Nov 14th, 2007 01:28 am
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And, Texas Defender is mostly right. You can't lay the failure of English recognition on Davis. Although many say that England was really close a couple of times, I doubt it. Close, I'll admit, but REALLY close doesn't fly.

I can't imagine what it would have taken for England to pitch in on the side of the Confederacy. Even if Lee had driven Mac out of Maryland, I'm not sure that would have done it. It simply wasn't in the best interest of England's burgeoning pacificity to pitch in on dividing a profitable, strong, nation into two weak ones. Oh, yes, there were those who thought a divided America would pose no threat to their world domination, but there were more who were looking to American resources for trade and national prosperity.

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