So is the new confederate capital ( Eden I think is the name you gave it) literally a walled city.
As a a Southerner I have some important questions for this new nation.
1. Which State has the best sweet tea?
2. Which State has the best barbecue?
Eden, C.E. is roughly located at the site of OTL Birmingham, Alabama.
Well placed then, to take advantage of the post-war exploitation of the Alabama Coal fields then. Interesting. I wonder what the knock-offs will be of the Confederate capitol potentially becoming one of the largest Industrial hubs of a largely agrarian nation. Hmmmm.
Copperheads - George Pendleton
Radical Republicans - Thaddeus Stephens
War Democrats - Andrew Johnson
Moderates - Schuyler Colfax
I know this is a shaky essay (if anything it's probably foreshadowing for future Texas secession), but is there truth in Texas wanting more autonomy at this point? Was this anywhere near a thing OTL during their time in the Confederacy?Texas was a state with a shaky loyalty to the Confederacy, and voted against Stonewall purely because they wanted the Confederacy to weaken, for Davis’ expansions of power to get undone so they could be more independent again.
The referendum, held in October and finalized in December, had the following question: Should Kentucky be admitted as a state of the United States of America or the Confederate States of Amerian? The result was overwhelming in favor of 'Neither', which resulted in waiting the next referendum until 1887, an agreement made binding by the small but vocal number of Kentucky nationalists...
The essay is colored by the writer's knowledge of the future. However, Texas was indeed split between Confederate sympathizers and people who wanted to restore the Republic of Texas, and the divide remained, though not very strong. Several prominent historians have written on this, with a key point being that Texans were more ambivalent about supporting their fellow rebel states, vocal about the Confederate government's seizures of power during the war.Nice to see this thing updated again.
I know this is a shaky essay (if anything it's probably foreshadowing for future Texas secession), but is there truth in Texas wanting more autonomy at this point? Was this anywhere near a thing OTL during their time in the Confederacy?
lol imagine being a kentucky nationalist
Seriously though, seems like the prevailing attitude is just "screw both sides", which doesn't exactly sound like much of a national identity to me. I mean, it's a start, but it doesn't take you all the way. What's the rhetoric of these Kentucky Nationalists like?