Zell Miller, Governor of Georgia (1991-1999): "Some Georgians persist in believing that the pride of the south is better defined by a symbol of defiance and intolerance: the Confederate Battle Flag, which was imposed on our state flag in 1956. Of all the arguments that have been to keeping this flag, the most infuriating to me is the contention that if we don't, we will somehow forget the sacrifices made by those who fought for the confederacy. It has nothing to do with the bravery of the confederate troops. It is clear the flag was changed in 1956 to identify Georgia with the dark side of the confederacy. That desire to deprive some Americans of their equal rights that have a birth right of all Americans. And yes, the determination to destroy the United States if necessary to achieve that goal. The legislators who voted to change the flag in 1956 were prepared to defy the supremacy clause of the U.S. constitution. They were prepared to eliminate our public schools in order to maintain segregated schools, segregated public transportation, segregated drinking fountains. We have long since repudiated every element of those shameful 1956 days of defiance except for the flag they created. We now proudly send our sons and even our daughters abroad to defend the United States of America yet we maintain as a symbol of our state, a flag that challenges the very existence of the United States of America. And a flag that exhibits pride of the enslavement of our ancestors"
I often hear about the British commercial ties to the American south, but I rarely hear about the views of the other great power, France. What did Napoleon III think of the CSA? What was the relationship of France and the American South like before the war? How did it change after secession? And how did it change after the French invasion of Mexico?
I'm interested in the question broadly, but I am curious about some specific things as well. Did the French take issue with American slavery? Did they want to change the commercial relationship? How did they view it in terms of global geopolitics?
They got rid of that one it is a new design minus the confederate part
The ground forces of a Covenant CSS cruiser vs the entire US Civil War era Confederate army; Covenant aren't allowed to use the weapon systems of the cruiser (so no glassing Dixieland), for vehicles they are limited to ghosts, wraiths, and phantom drop ships which cannot use their weapon systems, they receive no reinforcements beyond what is on the cruiser. Can they conquer/destroy the Confederacy?
Edit: I should have worded this "Instead of just passing Jim Crow laws"
I know that the Confederacy was very similar to the United States and had a president. But what powers did this president have? Did they have a Supreme Court? How and what did there legislative branch look like? Were slaves counted as people in population even if they couldn’t vote? Did they have districts of voting? How did they elect presidents- did they possibly have an electoral college? Ultimately I’m trying to find how the government compared and contrasted with the American one of the time.
These are two governments in the last 200 years that are seen as evil bigots. Germany however was a massive European country while the Confederates were a breakaway rebel group of the 19th century USA.
R1:A time portal opens up and the Third Reich teleports to the 1860s, replacing Bismarck's Germany. They get the sudden urge to recolonize the New World. The Confederates on the other hand are in the Southern United States with the Union mysteriously gone. The Confederates can try to get diplomatic allies from other nations, but they cannot use any fictional or advanced technology. Can they stop the German invasion?
R2: Same as round one, except this time the Confederates are dropped into the 1940s world instead. This time, they must fight the Nazis by themselves, but they can use 1940s technology and fictional items/characters are allowed (but not one strong enough to solo the Nazis by themselves).
On june 20 1861, these troops arrive and their commander reports to Lee, they have a months food and water and standard amounts of gear/ammunition. They can communicate fine and want to assist Lee but their commander is inclined to operate only on the Advice of Lee and not fully subordinate themself (thinking they know their troops the best) but Lee can maybe convince them, the allied troops have reasonably high morale and are in character.
The CSA need to at least get a peace treaty where everything is restored to the way it was before the war in terms of territory etc.
R1: 10k of Napoleons Old Guard led by Napoleon.
R2: 4 Republic commandos, led by a veteran commando. (Star Wars)
R3 500 veteran (10 years experience) Taliban fighters (small arms only), they are 100% motivated.
R4: 5 Fallout deathclaws with human intelligence led by a slightly larger deathclaw.
R5: The Enclave Remnants from FNV (no vertibird).
R6: Every person who would call themselves a civil war reenactor joins the war with period appropraite weaponary, whichever side they have worn the uniform of more in real life is the side they join, they all have historical knowledge (but butterfly effect, and they are still motivated to fight for their side.) Union troops report to Lincoln on the same date.
R7: 10K Caesars legion from FNV led by Legate Lanius, they have 9k regular guys with machetes etc, 900 veteran legionaries armed with old bolt action rifles and close combat weapons 90 centurions armed with R870 shotguns and 10 praetorian guard armed with ballistic fists and marksman carbines.
R8: One dark angels tactical marine
Bonus: They get all of the above, who is the weakest character, team or organisation the Union need to get to make it close to a fair fight
Just a little focus for my AH.... if the confederacy stayed independent, who would be likely presidents and presidential candidates?