47012Re: Happy 199th Alexander Stephens
- Feb 12, 2011Well, if Giap had been President of the Confederacy and he could have gotten the Northern "media" (for what it was in those days) on board, it would have been worth about 20 divisions to the South. Course Lincoln might have just closed the papers down. ;-)
--- In email@example.com, "william" <banbruner@...> wrote:
> I suppose my favorite counterfactual in the area would not be what if A. Stepenns had ascended to the presidency of the Confederacy but: What if Vo Nguyen Giap had been in charge?
> Bill Bruner
> ps Newt might consider this as a book project.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "banbruner@" <banbruner@> wrote:
> > --- In email@example.com, chris bryant <paladinsf@> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > and also 150th anniversery of his taking office as C.S.A. Vice President if my info is correct.Anybody want to comment on whether the premature death of J. Davis and a Stephens presidency might have made any difference?
> > > Chris Bryant
> > >
> > Possibly, but I have no conception of how.
> > Would it have been better or worse for the South or better or worse for the North? I enjoy counterfactuals but I have no idea which way to go on this. I will only say that while I think both men were proven by history to be wrongheaded they were both sincere and honorable men.
> > Bill Bruner
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