This is filed under the learn something new every day :MSN
Apparently in the 1840s to about 1870 there were American southerners that decided to relocate to brazil before during and after since brazil openly embraced the confederacy and have descendants there to this very day just like the Nazis who still have descendants there also
Although on a side note this helps a very funny O.henry story make more sense now
In it a former civil was soldier goes down and meets a die hard confederate who tells him to go home he doesn’t and gets caught up in in a revolution gets caught by the kings army and is waiting to be hung and the us consulate wont/cant help
His confed friend bribes the government to get him off using CSA money supposedly the federales are too dumb to know the moneys worthless
and I wondered how anyone could be that dumb … well this explains why the csa money wouldn’t be that big of a deal
This premise seems to be a kind of a loaded observation, so . . . just wondering: Do you consider it a good thing or a bad thing for a nation to harbor people fleeing from persecution/prosecution in another country? As a general principle, whether or not you personally approve of the reasons why, in any particular case, the refugees were being persecuted.
Refugee schmefugee, the Brazilian government invited 'm in. The Brazilians wanted to jumpstart cotton cultivation in their country - and slavery was still legal there - so they recruited Southern farmers. Robert E. Lee, the de facto leader of the postbellum South, urged his acquaintances and friends not to leave America for Brazil, saying “Virginia needs her sons.”