Originally Posted by Odysseus
Let's see....bloodiest war on American soil in American history or use a cotton gin....hmmm.
Industrial age would have happened with or without the Civil war. I cannot think of anything good that came from that conflict.
Mao Tse Tung (Chinese legendary leader) rightfully called WWI and WWII as Europe's civil war. Interesting perspective to be sure.
America will probably dissolve within the next 100 years. It is unfortunate but even the best of empire collapses.
Actually, it wasn't an either/or. The cotton gin was the primary technological factor making the Civil War almost inevitable; The South had to have more slaves to feed the gins in order to make lots more money. Their whole economy ended up based on that. As far as what came from the Civil War? The basic set of tactics that led to the monumental butchery of WWI.