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.