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Old 22 June 2015, 02:57 AM
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Originally Posted by snopes View Post
History books, the media, the school systems, etc abound in falsehoods and
inaccuracies of Confederate and Southern history. This fact sheet will
help to clarify and dispel some of these rampant inaccuracies.

MYTH – The War of 1861 – 1865 was fought over slavery.

FACT – Terribly untrue. The North fought the war over money. Plain and
simple. When the South started Secession, Lincoln was asked, “Why not let
the South go in peace?” To which he replied, “I can’t let them go. Who
would pay for the government?” Sensing total financial ruin for the North,
Lincoln waged war on the South. The South fought the War to repel Northern
aggression and invasion.

Really, what money? The Confederacy was horrifically dependent on a single crop (cotton) for the majority of its income and at a serious disadvantage logistically during the war because of the Union's robust factories.

Great Cthulhu, Dan Brown's works are better grounded in reality than this.
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