What If the Confederacy Had Won? A Realistic Look

The Confederacy as an independent nation is a fantastical idea that has been taken up by numerous alternative history writers. However, it is an interesting exercise to conduct because the separation of the Confederacy from the Union was entirely plausible. It was possible with just a bit more luck on the part of the American South. The Battle of Gettysburg could’ve changed the fate of the war and allowed General Lee to march on toward the capital of the Union. Furthermore, in analyzing how the Confederacy would’ve behaved after independence, we can also discover the many reasons for why they lost and failed in their efforts to secede.

Vietnam Syndrome: Does It Still Exist?

Vietnam syndrome has been attributed to the United States of America due to the after-effects of the Vietnam War. It’s often defined as the population’s unwillingness after Vietnam to become entangled in another foreign war. Within the article I will highlight how the considerations of the Vietnam war had affected public perception of overseas conflicts and that the American public often choose to refrain from retaliating against or engaging with other countries on war footing. After George H. W. Bush and the United Nations decided to intervene in the Gulf War, President H.W. Bush had believed the Vietnam syndrome had been overcome. However, as I’ve laid out below, I’ve given my specific reasons and argument about why that is not true and why the Vietnam syndrome still exist today nearly fifty years later.