I had been thinking of this question for a few days now after the resolution for the No Fly Zone in Libya but hadn’t really asked about it and after Reading Whom would the UN have supported during the American Revolution? by Gedd
If there were a global body like the UN with their current policies. Who would they side with.
I would tend to say North because of the slavery angle on it war and Human Rights.
But at that time it was a different world. The US was a smallish speck in international affairs compared with now many of the states were still parts of territories back then.
If there were a UN led by global powers of the time what do you believe they would do about this civil uprising.
Specifically I am asking about the ideals that this UN would do rather than “Nothing because they couldn’t fight a global war/they wouldn’t have cared” Would a UN with, at that time, the worlds greatest powers agreed enough to pass a resolution like they did for Libya? Would it have been viewed as rebels vs the state/state vs the rebels? What would they have done? Naval blockade?
Other questions welcome. I just like playing alternate time lines but there are some interesting parallels.