By Michael King,John Bredehoft

A kingdom Sundered - a global Engulfed is the 1st quantity of a three-part paintings, Democracy's lacking Arsenal. DMA explores an international within which a accomplice victory within the Civil warfare has devastating results on overseas and nice strength relatives over the subsequent century. this isn't a singular; quite, it really is an alternate historical past of a global during which there isn't any united usa to function FDR's "Arsenal of Democracy." it's a nightmare global -- one the place slavery is neither stamped out nor fades away, and the place the united states can't interfere decisively at the Western entrance since it is enmeshed at the Potomac entrance. quantity One starts in September 1862 no longer with the stalemate of the military of Northern Virginia at Antietam, yet with the cave in of the military of the Potomac a number of ranking miles north: at Gettysburg. This victory, denied to Lee in our international purely through happenstance, activates the shelving of the Emancipation Proclamation in addition to Anglo-French diplomatic intervention. the remainder is, good, trade background, resulting in the belief of quantity One on the negotiated finish of the 1st international struggle -- in 1900.

The results of virtually 20 years of study, learn, and on-the-ground battlefield treks, DMA paints a practical photograph of what could have been, with a spotlight a long way diverse from different entries within the burgeoning "alternative heritage" style. Northern defeat might have echoed in Bolivia and Brazil, in Persia and the Phillippines, within the debates on Irish domestic Rule and within the crafting of the nature of the redoubtable Georges Clemenceau.

The overriding topic of DMA is that exact activities do topic, that historical past isn't crafted completely through impersonal forces, and that not anything is actually inevitable. it may sound a clarion demand brand new global - an markedly imperfect international, to make certain, yet person who has at the very least shunned the deadly absence of Democracy's lacking Arsenal.

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