"...the South's attempts to centralize and violate its states' rights commitment in order to raise more troops and supplies."
Since it might be a while before I can read that book, could you elaborate on this point in your own words? The guy I'm speaking to is basically trumpeting the narrative that Lincoln turned into a lawbreaking dictator to fight the South, so it would be nice to throw some of his rhetoric back at him.
It's just a shame they threw away the neutrality and political commentary of the first game to something akin to full scale cold war propaganda in the second, I suppose the neutrality in the first was to stop them being accused of bias since they couldn't possibly portray the Americans as anything other than brave, heroic, morally superior supersoldiers that shit red, white and blue.
Compared to the mod, CoH2 is very much like our early version, which also annoyed a lot of Russians. But then, we never claimed it was historically accurate, we maintained the mod was for entertainment purposes and shouldn't be taken as fact. Quinn Duffy doesn't seem to get that part, he seems to think CoH2 is some kind of history lesson, his arrogance is mindblowing and should probably piss a lot more people off than it has done.