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The Constitution of the United States of America, Second Amendment, prohibits the establishment of a standing army. So where did all this — the largest military that man has ever created — come from? It can be traced to the Civil War which created a standing army, necessitating perpetual war to justify its existence. The Civil War eliminated States Rights which eliminated the United States and created the United State by centralizing power in Washington. Along with these items, out the door went Habeas Corpus and a host of other things fundamental to liberty. There were also a number of things necessary for military expansion such as machine guns, submarines, iron clad ships, espionage, railroads, sappers, snipers, naval blockades, arial surveillance of the battlefield, concentration camps, private security companies, propaganda, the military-industrial complex, greenback dollars and total war to destroy all means of resistance. Most notable were unprecedented casualties: 700,000 military casualties alone — civilian casualties were not counted. True to American myth-making, it soon became generally accepted that the Civil War had been necessary to free the slaves. Yet, the slaves would have to wait another century before their freedom would be won by lawyers not soldiers. The South would be colonized with military bases during Reconstruction. Those bases are still there over one hundred years later. Bases and military recruits from the South have become permanent fixtures of the South. Let's not forget that the North and the West and the world have been similarly colonized by Washington.
Not everything was invented by Americans and some things were not new, but most were new and Americans brought to everything American ingenuity. Americans excel at munitions. The rest of the world came to learn these new things during the Civil War. They would be put to use in the coming century. Washington usually plays two countries or alliances against each other. The Civil War played two sides of the United States against each other. As usual, Washington picked up all the marbles at the end of its "divide and conquer" game.
"One must understand the Civil War if one is to understand the United States." Indeed.