The South will never be an independent country for four reasons:
1) Borders never change. Don't google it.
2) Our economy is too small. We would only have the 3rd or 4th largest
economy in the world, which isn't near enough to sustain a nation-state.
3) Secession has been tried before and it was disastrous. Just
look how it turned out for those British colonies in the Americas. And
the ensuing endless war and depression is an inevitable result, just ask
Estonia and Slovakia.
4) The U.S. Federal government is a
paragon of stability and competence. Governments may have collapsed in
the past, but history is finished, see #1. - John Gault