Friday, March 14, 2014

Seward's Plan to Avoid Civil War

From the March 8, 2014, Listverse "10 Totally Bizarre Plans to Win Wars" by Marc V. //// In short, Secretary of War William Seward's plan was to start a forign war to short-circuit the American Civil War. During the Southern State Secession crisis of 1861, Seward wrote Lincoln and urged him to get the Union into a war with a foreign country, especially France and Spain, who had surely done things that could provoke a war between them and the United States. //// This would cause the Southern states to rejoin the fold to fight them. //// It never came to pass. //// --Old Secesh

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