The truth about secession
But I will dispute that notion.
Most of you probably believe that the Revolutionary war was
However, that event was actually a war of seccession.
The thirteen colonies seceded from Britain and declared themselves
Similar to the south, they were not recognized by the mother country
but were called rebels and traitors.
Of course, we know they were not traitors but patriots who
excersised their right to self-determination.
But if the British won, today they would be called traitors or rebels.
Lies and stretched truths would have been created to cover up the
real reasons why the colonies (attempted) to secede.
Hopefully this sounds familiar.
Its not impossible for nations or conglomerations to separate either
mutually or unilaterally peacefully.
However, in many cases the fact that secession was happening means
that the larger entity was being aggressive or greedy.
Take the American colonies and the "Civil War".
The colonies were forced to trade only with Britain and pay exorbitant
The southern states were on the verge of having their economy
destroyed by Republican tarrifs and pro-northern industry policies.
Of course, Congress later arrogantly outlawed secession when they
had no constitutional power to do so, and in any case Congress
was made possible by secession.
Can the noose be slipped? Can a state secede or nullify after it was
Of course. After all, the 13 colonies did.