You see the "what if" Confederacy of today as being exactly the same as it actually was forever? Has history taught you nothing???And therein lies the problem, regret at living in a vast future vice living in a backward, slaveholding nation, frozen in the past.
The Confederacy and it's ideals are exactly where they should be.
On the ash heap of history as one of America's worst ideas.
I mean, if we're both being truthful, neither of us know what might have been had the Confederacy won, but I don't picture slavery lasting much longer in those states after the war. I also picture a peaceful emancipation process which would have positive ramifications for race relations for generations.
If the south had been allowed to secede peacefully from the start, I could even see the South reunifying with the North at some point and the two being stronger, more cohesive together than we can possibly envision now.
There are other positives I envision from either a peaceful separation from the Union or an overall Confederate victory in the war, but that actually does go into modern politics...