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There have been many opinions regarding the question of how the US Civil War could have been prevented. The answer is yes. If Southern leaders simply applied commonsense to the election of Abraham Lincoln, they could have worked with him to avoid an armed conflict. The basic reason for this was that before the issue of slavery, Lincoln's primary goal was to keep the USA intact. Southern leaders were far too hasty and lacked the patience to remain in the Union and negotiate differnces of opinions among all parties concerned.

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