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Confederate States of America: (Alt: History) by IIICrewsalonian Confederate States of America: (Alt: History) by IIICrewsalonian
The third national flag (also called "the Blood Stained Banner") was adopted March 4, 1865. The red vertical bar was proposed by Major Arthur L. Rogers, who argued that the pure white field of the Second National flag could be mistaken as a flag of truce: when hanging limp in no wind, the flag's Southern Cross canton could accidentally stay hidden, so the flag could mistakenly appear all white.
Rogers lobbied successfully to have this alteration introduced in the Confederate Senate. He defended his redesign as having "as little as possible of the Yankee blue", and described it as symbolizing the primary origins of the people of the South, with the cross of England and the red bar from the flag of France.

"The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the flag of the Confederate States shall be as follows: The width two-thirds of its length, with the union (now used as the battle flag) to be in width three-fifths of the width of the flag, and so proportioned as to leave the length of the field on the side of the union twice the width of the field below it; to have the ground red and a broad blue saltier thereon, bordered with white and emblazoned with mullets or five pointed stars, corresponding in number to that of the Confederate States; the field to be white, except the outer half from the union to be a red bar extending the width of the flag."

—Flag Act of 1865

There are 17 Stars, each respectively to each state of the Confederacy.


In the Confederate Congress, there is a Multi Party System. However, The Confed. Republicans and the Fed. Democrats are the two major parties, one right-wing and one left-wing respectively. There are also smaller minority parties in Congress, however, much like the politics of Germany, Italy, Israel, and other countries. 


Each State is sovereign and usually acts as its own country, thanks to the Confederate Constitution. Each State also has its own military, not militia, to defend itself with its respected branches (i.e. Army, Navy (if permissible), Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard (if permissible)). However, when in National crisis, the Confederate Government can bind all militaries of the States under emergency situations, such as war between other foreign countries. However, if one State decides to declare war on another State of the Confederacy or Country, there are two possible outcomes. (1) The Confederacy steps in to intervene or (2) The Confederacy allows for the State to perform acts of war. 


After the American Civil War, the Confederacy gained numerous allies (i.e. Great Britain, France, Germany, etc.) and became highly industrialized afterward. Slavery became insignificant and was soon eliminated from the economy and offered Negros a chance to go back to Africa, and their respected region, not just dumped off in a random area. There were also paid reparations for damages to self and property, but restricted only to individuals affected, not for entire lineages, and only paid once.



Internationally:

The present day United States would have been divided into different countries, not just the United States and the Confederacy, if the South had won the American Civil War. For example, California also would have become a separate country. The State of Utah would have become a Church State, governed by the Mormons. A confederation of Western States would have formed another country, which would have included the present day Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon, and Colorado. This Western Confederation would have failed, however, and would have joined the Union in the 1930s, at the height of the great Depression. 

Abraham Lincoln would not have been assassinated, since John Wilkes Booth would have not had a motive, and would have served as a senator from Illinois for more than twenty years. He would have written his memoirs after the war ended, which would have created a sensation. The book would have sold many thousands of copies in both the United States and the Confederacy. More copies would have been sold in the Confederacy than in the US, since the former rebels would have been more interested in reading about why they won the war than the US would have been in reading about why they lost it.

Robert E. Lee would have become Confederate President Jefferson Davis's special envoy to the United States. But the strain of the job, and trying to maintain friendly relations with a former enemy, would have led to an early death in 1870. 

The Confederacy would not have become involved in the First World War, nor would any of the other American countries, which would have prolonged the war for nearly a year. Slavery would also have continued in the Confederacy until the 1920s, when the institution would have outlived its usefulness. The practice of racial integration would have remained in effect, however. This policy would have been a major bone of contention between the US and the Confederacy throughout their history. 

The five American countries would have formed an alliance during the Second World War to fight Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. But each of the separate countries would have had its own commander. General Dwight D. Eisenhower would have commanded the forces from Texas, while General George s. Patton would have led the Confederate forces. General Omar Bradley would have commanded the US forces. After the war, all five American countries would have returned to a peaceful co-existence, with occasional bickering over politics and economics. 
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GulfKiller101 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018
I'd love to live in that nation.
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Fujin777 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Not a bad idea.
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nancyzatanna Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
Interesting.
My thought is that the war COULD HAVE HAD had a negotiated end, let's say that the arrival of the ironclad "Stonewall", the murder of Lincoln, counter-attacks in Texas and Florida, and Lee successfully breaking out at Appomattox Courthouse as well as Union war-weariness forced it. The CSA would have to abandon territory to get concessions, "West" Virginia and all or some of the "disputed states" for Arizona and the Indian Territory, for instance.
President Davis opinioned early that if the south gained independence, she and the US would either HAVE TO have a military alliance with each other or a permanent non-aggression treaty. The alternative would have been a line of forts and an uneasy truce.
I doubt that slavery would have lasted until the 20th century in this alternate history; without the abolitionists making war on the south, the (Historical) southern abolition movement would re-appear. Lee and other officers had also suggested that "negroes" who served in the military be rewarded with freedom. I KNOW that the CS constitution says "Permanente slavery", but this law could be changed with a constitutional amendment or by STATE laws. You have to remember that in THIS history, there would NOT be the resentment of "Reconstruction" or generations being told that the war had been fought "to free the slaves".
As for WWI, the US MIGHT join in late 1916 because of  attacks on their shipping. The CSA would be occupied by "the troubles with Mexico" and would join the following year, if at all.
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Glide08 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that would be a safe assumption.
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grisador Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Good Alternate history


Thought its odd to see World map is almost same
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:iconiiicrewsalonian:
IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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grisador Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Very Welcome ! :D
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Cold War? and Space Race?
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IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cold war? The CSA may get into a cold war with its USA counterpart with constant tension because of border disputes. The CSA may also have a run in with China and The USSR similarly to the Cold War in real history. Mexico is not exactly an option, but it is a mention that could try to regain old territory.
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Which of the two (US/CS) is more powerful? Which has a larger role on the international stage?
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:iconiiicrewsalonian:
IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... US would be stronger industrially. It would also be prominent in foreign affairs. The CS would be prominent as well, but probably to a lesser extent than the US.
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
So the CS would be more of a Local Power as opposed to International.
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:iconiiicrewsalonian:
IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Basically. Even southerners today (by the majority I know) prefer to handle local issues and domestic problems than being involved in the international scene. With the exception of delegations with international allies like UK, France, Israel, etc.
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I imagine there would be the same animosity between the US and the CS like there is between England and Scotland.
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:iconiiicrewsalonian:
IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kind of. They might get along, like with common founders and history, but differ on policies. But wouldn't be united, like Scotland and England.
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Dekra234 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Interesting
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:iconiiicrewsalonian:
IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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Dekra234 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
^^
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TomradeM Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome haha, even kept Cuba :), too bad The Northwest remained under DC's thumb haha. Oh well
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IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha. Yup
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silverbrony97 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm fine with in Britain i guess having a family going back to the Roman era really cements your roots somewhere 
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IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup. Also, truthfully in History, GB & France almost recognized the CSA. They only stopped, allegedly, because the USA promised to declare war on them if they recognized the CSA.
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silverbrony97 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
well one thing I both Britain and France could have taken america at the hight of their empire. 
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:iconiiicrewsalonian:
IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More than likely. I cannot deny that.
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silverbrony97 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
the only reason we don't have them is america biting of more than it could chew in WW2. 
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:iconiiicrewsalonian:
IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry, explain?
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silverbrony97 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
during WW2 america forced Britain to give up it's colonies, the plan was so america could take them but this plan proved to ambitious and they couldn't take them as their troops were to thinly spread and after the whole world was looking at them so  it was still impossible to take them as it would have broken so many thing America had just tried to stop       
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IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can argue that America didn't want those colonies, but... eh... others can argue that we did. Its a matter of opinion. I don't believe we did that and other Americans here in the South don't believe that. But... I bet there are a few around that will say we did.
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Bunnyelizabeth25 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
so you created an alternate history where the south wins the war and they become their own system where anyone who is colored skin who is on this territory can be murdered tortured used as a slave, raped, robbed, disrespected in anyway they want and this would all be legal? 
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IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. Did you not read anything I wrote?

Slavery became insignificant and was soon eliminated from the economy and offered Negros a chance to go back to Africa, and their respected region, not just dumped off in a random area. There were also paid reparations for damages to self and property, but restricted only to individuals affected, not for entire lineages, and only paid once."

Even after the fact, they would be given a chance for citizenship. Just like in the Union.

Also, I am highly offended that you think that is what I was trying to accomplish. I hate slavery, I HATE rape, I hate everything you accused me of putting in this. 
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Bunnyelizabeth25 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry i didn't read it 
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IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's why you need to think before you speak. Or in this case, read before typing. That way you don't make crazy accusations. Because you forget, I am a Confederate. Literally. I am. Both in Political Ideology and in Family Blood. So by saying that this was nothing more than a legal way to whip, kill, rape, etc. Negros then you are talking about me. Me personally. You called me such.
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Bunnyelizabeth25 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Im sorry ok? i made a mistake! my brain slips up sometimes, I'm only human, I know I'm supposed to read before i comment it slipped my mind, ive had a long day, my head hurts, I'm due for some mistakes. I had a long weekend, a long month, and a long year in 2014 nothing has been good for me all year, cut me some damn slack  
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IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not getting onto you. Lighten up and do not curse at me. Just because you hurt, doesn't give you a pass to cuss out and yell at friends.
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wolf12832 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Is it weird that I want to move there?
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:iconiiicrewsalonian:
IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. :)
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:iconwolf12832:
wolf12832 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
That's good  because I WANT TO LIVE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconiiicrewsalonian:
IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay!
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wolf12832 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
I faved it 3 times! I would've chose grey instead of white.
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:iconiiicrewsalonian:
IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grey instead of white?
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:iconwolf12832:
wolf12832 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
for the flag background.
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:iconiiicrewsalonian:
IIICrewsalonian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh? The Actual flag was designed like that. I just added more stars.
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