By Harry Turtledove
While the good warfare engulfed Europe in 1914, the us and the accomplice States of the United States, sour enemies for 5 a long time, entered the fray on contrary aspects: the us aligned with the newly powerful Germany, whereas the Confederacy joined forces with their longtime allies, Britain and France. however it quickly grew to become transparent to either side that this struggle will be different--that battle itself could by no means be an analogous back. For this was once to be a chronic, worldwide clash waged with new and chillingly effective innovations--the computer gun, the aircraft, poison gasoline, and trench warfare.
Across the Americas, the battling raged like wildfire on a number of and far-flung fronts. As President Theodore Roosevelt rallied the various ethnic teams of the northern states--Irish and Italians, Mormons and Jews--Confederate President Woodrow Wilson struggled to carry jointly a Confederacy nonetheless beset by means of lack of awareness, prejudice, and sophistication divisions. and because the struggle thundered on, southern blacks, oppressed for generations, came upon themselves fatefully drawn right into a climactic war of words . . .
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