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This is Joshua L. Chamberlain - the "text book maneuver" alludes to his role in the Battle of Gettysburg, especially the defense of the "Little Round Top": The 20th Maine charged down the hill, with the left wing wheeling continually to make the charging line swing like a hinge, thus creating a simultaneous frontal assault and flanking maneuver, ...


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Nobody was interested in a court case. Those who thought it was undoable had no reason for a suit, and those who wanted secession needed it as a bold stroke to rally the more undecided Southern factions to their banner. Secession had failed in 1832 and 1850 once people took the time to consider the matter. Secessionists in 1860 needed for it to be a ...


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This question raises interesting questions. However, there are some confusions in the question. And I respectfully disagree with some of the factual and opinion content of the answers previously posted. Nearly all factual aspects of the conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu during the post-independence period are contested. This is regrettable since much of ...


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In Lviv (Lwow) in Ukraine they re-enact the Polish-Ukrainian civil war of 1918: http://www.istpravda.com.ua/articles/2012/12/7/102886/ (On the other hand, the "civil war" between Ukrainians and Russian communists which also began in 1918, still continues, so they do not re-enact it). It is not completely clear whether the national liberation war in the ...


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The English Civil War is popular for re-enactment in England. Helps that it occurred over 350 years ago though. Spanish Civil War 1936-39 seems to be regularly re-enacted too but probably not on the same scale as the English or American Civil Wars.


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The main problem that secessionists would have faced in court is that the question had been settled over 40 years before the Civil War: secession was illegal. The only argument that supports unilateral secession, where a state just decides to leave and that's sufficient, is called "Compact Theory". The theory is that the US is not a single nation, but a ...


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As stated by others this is not really true. Even though shorter and less bloody compared to those in Bosnia and Croatia, the 10-day war outbroke in Slovenia between Yugoslav army located in the province and Slovenian police forces. To answer your question: the reason perhaps lies in the fact that Slovenia had ethnically clear picture with majority of ...


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I believe the original poster may have mis-remembered the "TV documentary" statement. I've often heard/read it claimed that the American Civil War was the bloodiest war in U.S. history, but I've never seen it claimed that it was the bloodiest civil war (ever) in history. However, even the claim that it's the bloodiest war in U.S. history is debatable. The ...


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The Chinese Civil War between the Communists and the nationalists is reenacted in China. They are cool and have no problem, because, one side is regarded bad or evil, and the other good ones or saviours. Hence there is no sympathy clash thing. Hence everybody enjoys the good ones beating the bad ones. :) chinese not very good on appropriation, eh? ...


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Absolutely the US Civil war is not close to being the bloodiest, there were none of the indiscrimate massacres of civilians that were a feature of most civil wars


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To build on another answer, the man was Lawrence J. ("Joshua") Chamberlain who was a professor of rhetoric at Bowdoin College in Maine when the Civil War started. He took a leave of absence to join the Union army, determined "to sacrifice the dearest of personal interests to save the country from desolation." Because he was one of very few college men, he ...


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In just war casualties in soldiers, the U.S. Civil War had more dead then all U.S wars combined. Accurate Civil wars totals are impossible to pin down - between 625,000-650,000 is a pretty good estimate. As far as deaths per square mile on one battlefield, the Roman battle at Cannae against Hannibal had over 100,000 deaths in one day, per square mile this ...



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