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The goal of the South was to exist as an independent nation, so if it didn't defeat the North, but simply got to exist as an independent won. The goal of the North was to conquer the South. If it didn't conquer the South, then it did not accomplish it's goal...therefore it lost. This meaning applied to both the US Civil War & Vietnam War. The North WON in both wars. The South LOST in both wars.

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The south could win the war by not losing but the north could win only by winning?

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