The sad thing is, the insurgency would be crushed if tomorrow every American woke up and changed their minds about the war and supported it. That's all it takes: solidarity.
Umm, yeah that and a draft, the whole vastly superior numbers thingy, and an agrarian opponent with virtually no heavy industry or rail infrastructure. Oh, and vicious suppression of dissent, to include shutting down anti-war newspapers and jailing their editors. But other than those piddling trivialities, yeah it was 'cause the North TOTALLY wanted it more, dude.During the Civil War, the North suffer nearly 3 times the number of casualties than the South, it was their conviction that won the war.
Wow that proves it. You are a full blown statist. You don't care about anyones freedom but your own; the freedom to repeat statist mantra. What you have just said is a total contradiction of what you claim to support. If you support democracy and freedom abroad how can you say such things? It really exposes what your true beliefs are in terms of freedom."...shutting down anti-war newspapers and jailing their editors."
Ahh, for the good ol' days!