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The Civil War In Four Minutes

(Via The Daily Dish.)

This makes the entire war seem like an endless loss by the south, where they were continually giving up territory. The Ken Burns documentary (which they borrowed the music from, smartly) shows the war as much more of a struggle, with the north continually losing battles and searching for a general to lead them to victory, while not speaking much of territory.

The focus here is on the map, so it’s natural that the loss of territory is obvious. The focus in the documentary is on the people, so it’s natural that the political situation is at the fore. But it’s interesting how, in two video presentations, the same war seems like such a different thing.