Paraphrased from Quora
1. The confederacy should have tried and gained recognition as a separate country by England or France before the war started.
2. Not taken the bait of attacking Fort Sumter. Lincoln needed the south to strike first so he could put down a rebellion. Lincoln’s opponents could have used his aggression against him because there was popular sentiment to “let the south go, good riddance”.
3. Had the south baited Lincoln to shoot first, England or France might have had their reason to get involved and the North wouldn’t have had a rallying/recruiting point to mobilize around.
4. Not embargo cotton and make Europe break the blockade. Prior to the opening of hostilities, the South embargoed cotton, trying to create a demand in Europe. They wanted Europe so desperate that there would be no question of aid. Europe did something the South didn’t expect. They settled for the lower quality cotton available from Africa.
1. Stayed on the defense. Had Lee not gone to Gettysburg but instead dispatched a relief force to Vicksburg, history might have favored the South. Warfare during the civil war favored the defender as the tactics did not match with the new weaponry for offense. Lee could have stayed on defense in the East and had the resources to save Vicksburg/stabilize the West. Doing so would have changed the war as Grant would not have had his victory that got him promoted, the Mississippi would still have been open to the CSA and Sherman wouldn’t have been setup to march to the sea. All of which could have led to Lincoln not winning re-election and a peace treaty.
2. After the first battle of Bull Run, Washington, D.C. was virtually unprotected. A Confederate force could have capture the city and, more importantly, captured Abraham Lincoln. Probably no other leader could have managed the Trent affair, persuaded the Border States, enlisted the cooperation of the opposing party, assembled the remarkable cabinet he had and gritted out the war to its conclusion. A Union without Lincoln at its helm would have been a much weaker opponent.
3. If Kentucky had remained neutral and not had been forced to request Union assistance to repel the Southern invasion, there would have been no Battles of Shiloh or of Corinth nor the later siege of Vicksburg. The only other chance they had after this was to avoid losing until the Union populace tired of the war to the point that the Northern governors would force the Lincoln administration to sue for peace. While the Confederates did a pretty good job of achieving this objective in the East until first Antietam and then Gettysburg, they failed miserably in this regards in the West where Bragg’s Army of Tennessee was defeated or pushed back by clever maneuvering of the Union armies until his single victory at Chickamauga, which occurred too late in the war to have any effect on the will of the Northern people.
4. Fought a Guerrilla war or practiced scorched earth before Sherman did it to them. Win like the US did in the American Revolution. Confederate military strategy should have been based upon the strategy the Americans used against the British in that war. Namely, a Fabian strategy should have been the modus operandi, avoiding battle where no strategic benefit could be achieved. If surrendering territory was necessary to do so, so be it. Recall that in the war for independence, the Americans lost both their political capital (Philadelphia) and had their largest city (New York) occupied for the bulk of the conflict.
The south could have kept fighting after Lee’s defeat and made occupation such a headache that the North gave up. They basically won the Peace after reconstruction doing a whole lot less and one just needs to look at how the US occupations have gone in recent years to get an idea of what it could have looked like at home in the US. Imagine terror attacks in northern cities and the occupied regions of the south with no way of stopping them. This was proposed by Nathan Forest and company but Lee opposed them and surrendered.
5. The south actually making the war about states rights and freeing/conscripting slaves into the army in return for freedom early on (the British did this in the American Revolution)
Lord Acton: How the Southern Confederacy could have won and saved civilization
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Which “race” do you think benefited from getting north and south to go to war with each other in the first place? Who funded both north and south at the same time? Who benefited from the embargo of cotton and import of african cotton? Who owned the slaves that picked up the cotton? People are too cowards to study real history and they only read history written by the victors. Later on the american themselves wrote history as they pleased and covered up all the disgusting crimes they have done.
American always say what the british did to them, but american became million times worse than the british ever could. Non-american have every right to send hostile american back in bodybags and wheelchairs. They are trying to get free from your disgusting and sick empire and they have every right to shoot and blow off legs of hostile forces. I salute these brave people for shooting at american troops and sending them back to the USA.
Could the world had been a much better place if american would have just destroyed each other? There wouldnt be a criminal american empire that has illegal wars everwhere, controlling drug trade and production of drugs, controls child and human trafficking etc. They wouldnt be interfering politics of Europe. We would still have to deal with the Rothchilds though, but without the aid of the criminal american, we could be living in a much better place. We can still blockade the United States and Israel outside of civilization and move all american back to the United States, telling them that they will be treated as hostile entities as they should be.
The Vietnam war for example wouldnt have been possible as it was without the mentally sick and psychotic american. Normal people just dont do sick things that are normal to the american people, being openly proud of doing it.
Lets face it, is there a nation that can be as mentally sick as the United States? American people are just fine and proud of allying with the filthiest, most sick scum on earth and they will tell you openly that they are proud allying with massmurderers, drug lords, rapists and pedophiles.
Another example of the genetic sickness of the psychotic and narcistic american people besides the Vietnam war: Terror bombing civilian targets of Germany and Japan. Allying with the equally massmurdering and massraping Soviet Union. After german soldiers surrendered, the american executed unarmed and surrendered german. Not only that, after the german surrendered, they thought that the american had any moral, but instead the american intentionally put them into death camps with no food and water. German soldiers were trying to drink water contaminated with urine and shit. The idea was to intentionally massmurder german to hunger and thirst. Leaders of the american even said that they arent killing the german prisoners fast enough.
When Germany fell, american destroyed their nationalism, sense of pride and history, healthy values, control of their own country and turned it into a sick country, like yours is. You filled it with sick american values and culture. After that you did the same to Finland and many other countries. You started to spread your sick american disease to everywhere.
With countless examples in history, we can see how exceptionally mentally sick the american people are when compared to almost any other people. Nobody else can be as cruel and mentally sick as the american.
Hopefully american genes will be fully enriched with african genes soon, so that all of you american will be cured from the american disease. Dont think that you have any friends outside of the United States, because you have made only enemies, even destroyed Germany and Finland. Nothing good comes out of your country and people anymore. Only sickness and destruction.
What luckily destroys the United States now is freeing the slaves. We get rid of the worst massmurdering terrorist state in human history when the United States turns genetically black and extremely intelligent. Good Lord! No more psychotic and hostile white american invading our country in Europe and destroying our culture and people.
Why were the american so retard that they freed the slaves? Whites didnt own slaves. It was your “greatest ally” that brought and owned slaves. Then you freed their slaves and now you have a civil war going on, fueled by your “greatest ally” that has video tapes of your top politicians and officials having sex with small children. Good job american, good job. Only a retard would free primitive slaves brought by a foreign tribe and let them stay in your country without sending them back to their homeland. Now you are paying for being retards and the real slave owners didnt pay. You paid for their slaves and let them stay at your expense forever.
The United States and Israel, most important enemies of every european nationalist. We will prevail and write over american history, just as the american wrote over our history and taught how awful these german and finnish “fascists” were, how american “freed” us from evil nazis and you were the good guys. Disgusting people.
Your american and zionist empire is collapsing in just few years and american people will pay back their crimes collectively just as you made us pay for you collectively. It works both ways. Your monuments will be torn down and we will teach in schools what crimes you have done. Unlike the american lied about Germany and german people, we will teach the truth about your people. Theres no need to lie about what you have done, since theres too many proven facts. What is now happening in Europe is because of the american, who allied with the worst human scum on the planet as you always do, the Soviet Union, and what Europe is now is the result of what you did to us and to the german people. You tore down their history, pride, identity, lied how awful people they were, when in fact you were the terrorists and criminals.
Nobody believes to the Ho***hoax anymore. There werent any 6 million. It was all a lie. It was an american and zionist lie! But everybody is starting to wake up to the real truth and find out about your lies and crimes. Look at what you have done with your Ho***hoax lies! Psychotic, narcistic liars, torturers and massmurderers.
Could Hitler have won the war if he got nukes in time and bombed american cities? We would be living in a white Europe without the criminal american, if only Hitler managed to win the american. Because he didnt, we are now living in the hell that the american people and their mental decay made.
The idea that american and european would be of same race is an eye disease.
World could be much better place if the indian managed to wipe out the american. We wouldnt have this narcistic, psychotic, raping and massmurdering scum in the world that runs the drug, child and human trafficking and massacres everybody outside laws. These people will face justice sooner or later, just as they have given “justice” to everybody else. When the american empire crashes, nobody will really like you. You will find out that you have only enemies in the world and nobody wants anything to do with you.
Theres three things that will eventually destroy white american:
1) Their love for african. They get enriched with african genes in the end, which for us white european is a good thing.
2) Their bottomless love for J’s. Their support for J’s means destruction of us white europeans as well.
3) Their hostility at everybody else, which makes everybody their enemies and hate them as well.
Hopefully white american will turn african and enrich their genes before white american destroy us. After that we can finally continue as peaceful white european people and let black american do what ever they want.