The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Narrative

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Re: The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Narrative

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What do we think of the following narrative?

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Movie “history” as propaganda and mythology.

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In the movies, everything is resolved and reconciled.

After the war, it was Indian removal (or liquidation) that united the nation once again in fulfillment of its "Manifest Destiny".

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Airborne military technology in the "Civil War"

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Turning slaves into soldiers?

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Both sides considered the prospect of enlisting slaves into their armies.

But only the Union carried out this plan to its conclusion: Negro infantry combat units.

The Confederates just couldn't bring themselves to do it.

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The Confederacy: Too little, too late.

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If they had legislated and implemented a gradual plan of manumission (emancipation of the slaves), and proclaimed their reforms to the world, there's a good chance they would have received the international recognition, legitimacy and direct support from Europe, that might have made a crucial difference.

From the standpoint of European public opinion, slavery was always the main issue.

Since the slavery issue was Russia's main pretext for deploying their navy in support of the Union, a Confederate repudiation of slavery might have altered their willingness to get involved.
This was of critical strategic importance to the Union's attempted blockade of southern shipping and commerce; which was effectively frustrated by the world dominant British Royal Navy.
It was the Royal Navy that had effectively abolished the international slave trade in both the Atlantic and the Indian oceans, since at least the 1830s.

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The French, already having occupied and taken over Mexico, would have been induced to support the Confederacy as well.

The issue of slavery was the touchstone of the war in INTERNATIONAL public opinion.

The Confederacy failed to win this aspect of the war, because of their unwillingness to cut loose the "anchor of slavery" that weighed them down in European diplomacy.

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Re: The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Narrative

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The so-called civil War is a hoax nobody died nobody got hurt also and to add to that so-called US slavery is a hoax.

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Indian Ocean Slave Trade Dwarfed Atlantic Trade

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In the 17th century, the Indian ocean slave trade was arguably on a bigger scale than the Atlantic slave trade. The hub of this vile industry was in modern-day Tanzania, an area that specialized in three things: ivory, spices, and slaves.



Africans have always been willing to sell each other into slavery.
And Arabs have always been willing to buy.

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It was the British Empire that legislated abolition of the international slave trade.
And it was the British Royal Navy that enforced it.
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Massive effort by the Union to import labor

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Both sides experienced shortages of troops and labor shortages during the war.
The Confederacy was heavily dependent on the slave labor population.
They could have freed the slaves and instantly recruited thousands of new soldiers.
But they just couldn't bring themselves to make slaves into soldiers and hand them rifles.

The Union had a major advantage when it came to importing labor.

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