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The War of Southern Independence
The Confederate States declared its independence from the U.S. on February 12, 1859 and formed a new government the same day.
During the War of Southern Independence (1859-1861) the Confederacy won several important battles which helped secure its independence. Among these battles were;
- 1st. Manassas (July 21, 1859)
- Glendale (July 1-3, 1860)
- 2nd. Manassas (August 28-30, 1860)
- Gettysburg (October 1-3, 1860)
- Perryville (October 8-9, 1860)
Gettysburg was the greatest and most important battle, in which Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeated Union General Joseph Hooker and destroyed the Army of the Potomac. This resulted in the Confederacy gaining independence.
In 1898, Washington and Richmond joined to fight the Spanish-American War, in which the U.S. annexed the Philippines and Guam while the C.S. got Puerto Rico.
During the first 15 years of the 20th. century, The Confederacy enjoyed stronger relations with the U.S., the U.K. and France.
In 1916, Confederate President Woodrow Wilson and U.S. President James Cox agreed signed the Joint Pact for Peace which stated that if either nation was attacked the other would come to its defense. After several U.S. and C.S. ships were sunk by the Germans, both governments declared war on the Central Powers.
Although a majority of Confederates considered themselves as either part-Latin or full-Latin, the Anglo-Saxon influence has remained strong in a majority of the nation and all the C.S. presidents have come from that group.