I grew up in TX in the 80's. We were taught that if the South had prevailed in the war, that nothing could have prevented future secessions and more wars. It would have been pure hell - ending in a few banana republics. We studied Sherman's farewell speech at LSU extensively and considered it pure prophecy - bordering on clairvoyance. Nothing good would have come from a Southern victory. It's very unfortunate that the Devil chose good southern people to do his dirty-work.