Which was all about slavery-as slavery was the economic foundation of the South; and when the South lost that, it was economically crippled, and it never recovered.
So you can play these word games all you want, but no one outside of the South falls for these particular semantics, just so you know. No one is this stupid. Just like no one believes wars in the Middle East have nothing to do with oil. We all know the truth, were we decide to acknowledge it or not.