I know the last thing we need is another CSA thread, but I've had some ideas going around in my mind about how an independent Confederacy would turn out, and as I started typing I realized the scenario I'd imagined was a little too involved to dump into somebody else's thread. At the same time, I can't quite flesh this out into a full timeline. So I'm just going to put it here where everyone can throw things at it. And if it's too much like an earlier thread or scenario that I don't know about, I apologize most humbly and sincerely. For my purposes, the exact POD doesn’t matter. Let’s say it’s some time in 1861 or early 1862 (when the states of the Confederacy have suffered the least damage) and posit the following: • The CSA consists of the original 11 states and the Indian Territory. • European powers don’t try to beef up the CSA, economically or industrially, as a military counterweight to the United States. • The United States abolishes slavery a few years after the end of the war. Confederate citizens will be calling themselves “Southrons” as a way of establishing their own identity.