Would the USA be better off to have let the Confederate states go peaceably ?

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John Fenton

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Someone posted this from another thread.
This country wouldn't be squat on the world stage without the sweat, blood, & tears of Southerners. Believe what you want Mr Economics but, those military uniforms are filled by Southerners at a greater % than our population represents. Without their sacrifices in every major conflict this country has ever seen, & continues to see, we may not exist in our current form.

Is this true ? Has the south caused more good than harm ? Did southern participation in men and resources make the difference in all of our conflicts ? Was winning wars what put the country on the world stage and continues to keep it there ? What % of the efforts were southern efforts ?
Although i honor and appreciate every man in a United States uniform or has ever worn one , could the ex-confederate southern states contribution been made up ? The poster above did not know what i meant by “over there” but we were all Yankees at that time. Did southern participation make the difference ?
The poster only mentions wars but what about the “internal war” that has been fought since ? What about the innovations, inventions, industrialization (which is what made the difference ‘over there’ ) and GNP . On balance is the United States better off for having kept the union intact ?

George m. Cohen was quite a diplomat. He united Johnnie Reb and Billy Yank and we are all Yankees who made a difference on the world stage.

Johnnie, get your gun
Get your gun, get your gun
Take it on the run
On the run, on the run
Hear them calling, you and me
Every son of liberty
Hurry right away
No delay, go today
Make your daddy glad
To have had such a lad
Tell your sweetheart not to pine
To be proud her boy's in line
Over there, over there
Send the word, send the word over there
That the Yanks are coming
The Yanks are coming
The drums rum-tumming
Everywhere
So prepare, say a prayer
Send the word, send the word to beware
We'll be over, we're coming over
And we won't come back till it's over
Over there
Johnnie, get your gun
Get your gun, get your gun
Johnnie show the Hun
Who's a son of a gun
Hoist the flag and let her fly
Yankee Doodle do or die
Pack your little kit
Show your grit, do your bit
Yankee to the ranks
From the towns and the tanks
Make your mother proud of you
And the old Red, White and Blue


Over there, over there
Send the word, send the word over there
That the Yanks are coming
The Yanks are coming
The drums rum-tumming
Everywhere
So prepare, say a prayer
Send the word, send the word to beware
We'll be over, we're coming over
And we won't come back till it's over
Over there
 
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