Why was the South Secedes important?
The secession of 11 Southern US states was important because it
produced, during the US Civil War, a divided nation that was weaker
taken in totality then it was before the war. The secession caused
terrible consequences for the Southern states because they cut
themselves off from the manufacturing base of the North they
enjoyed before the war. Now the South had depend upon Europe for
supplies and products it needed to conduct a war and even if
successful, the South would lose all the benefits of being part of
the USA entailed. The secession also came to cause a civil war that
killed over 600,000 Americans. This was a terrible cost. How the
future of the US would have been if the South agreed to gradually
end slavery and accept compensation from the US government, cannot
be accurately known in detail. However, there is no doubt that the
US would have been a major world power allot sooner if the Civil
War, had never happened.