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  1. PalmettoPatriot September 7, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    I’d take King George III any day over the US Empire of today. By the 1820s many Southerners, especially in the Lower South, regretted the secession of 1776 and their Union with the Yankees. It would have been better for us if we had stayed with the British than cast our lot in with the Yanks.

    • BillF September 7, 2012 / 4:53 pm

      Then slavery would have been abolished in 1833. Don’t see any advantage there.

      • PalmettoPatriot September 8, 2012 / 7:42 am

        Bill, when the Southern colonies split from the UK in 1876 it divided the number of slaves in the British Empire in half. It ultimately meant the doom of the Caribbean as well as the South. Had the South stayed in the Empire I doubt slavery would have been abolished in 1833. Had it been, the South could have seceded at that point. If the Southern States had seceded in 1833 rather than 1776 they probably would not have joined with the Yankee States. It’s even possible that the Caribbean Colonies would have joined the mainland colonies in their secession of 1833.

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