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Updated: 05/08/2014 10:24:04PM

Should Ukraine follow in the Lincoln principle?

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Many Americans believe that when the Ukranian government was confronted with the secession of Crimea, it should have reacted the same way that our President Lincoln did when our Southern states seceded. Lincoln ordered the Union army to invade the South. He believed that the voters of the South chose their own government was not valid – that the national borders took precedence. That decision led to the bloodiest war ever on this continent.

Homes and families were ruined and hundreds of thousands of soldiers died.

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