previous next


The South and other republics.

It is not wonderful that the other republics of this continent, and those European powers, which have colonies here, should look with profound interest upon the contest now going on between the North and the Southern Confederacy. It is a contest which involves their own fate as much as that of the South. If the United States could ever be re-united and consolidated it would ultimately overrun and annex every other country worth having on this continent. The display of power which both combatants have made in this war shows what the United States could have done against a foreign country. Should a re-union take place, (which is, happily, impossible,) then a hundred years hence the whole continent would be America. There would be the power to make it so, and as to scruple or conscience, ‘"Might"’ has always made ‘"Right"’ with nations. It would be wise for all America, and all Europe that own possessions here, to unite with the South, for it is the breakwater which is keeping the ocean from overrunning themselves.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
United States (United States) (2)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: