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I found an interesting article about the Confederacy. Here are some interesting quotes from the article. It isn't uncommon for nations to believe that God is on their side but according to the article, Southern States were more extreme in their desire for a Christian nation.

The Confederate States of America claimed to be a Christian nation. They managed to succeed where today's Christian nationalists have failed. The Confederacy had a Constitution that recognized God. (When John McCain said in 2008 that the U.S. Constitution established America as a Christian nation, perhaps he was confusing it with the Confederate Constitution.) The leaders of the Confederacy had no qualms about claiming that God had uniquely raised the South up to do His work in the world. Christianity held an exalted and powerful place in Confederate culture.

They viewed the Confederacy as a refuge for the godly amid the "infidelity" of the Union to which they once belonged. One hundred fifty years ago this month, Southerners prepared to engage in a war that would prove God was on their side. This mentality is clear in the Confederacy's decision to adopt the Latin phrase Deo Vindice ("With God as our defender") as its national motto.

This is from the preamble of the Constitution of the Confederate States of America

We, the people of the Confederate States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent and federal government, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, and secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity—invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God—do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Confederate States of America.
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