Why did eastern Tennessee, eastern Kentucky, western Virginia, and western North Carolina remain Republican while the rest of the South went hard Dem?

Futurist

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The South had very long, bitter memories about the Civil War and Reconstruction. It took about a hundred years for the South to get over that.
More than 100 years, arguably. The South gradually began voting Republican to punish the Democrats for their support of civil rights in and after 1964.
 

Maki

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The South had very long, bitter memories about the Civil War and Reconstruction. It took about a hundred years for the South to get over that.
In some ways they never got over it. There are many white Southerners that still believe the Confederacy fought for noble goals.
 
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Chlodio

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In some ways they never got over it. There are many white Southerners that still believe the Confederacy fought for noble goals.
But the South no longer hates the Republican Party, which is what we were talking about.
 
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Futurist

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In some ways they never got over it. There are many white Southerners that still believe the Confederacy fought for noble goals.
Hence the love of the Confederate flag in the Southern US up to the present-day. Interestingly enough, Georgia kept the Confederate flag in its own flag until the early 21st century and Mississippi still does so right up to this very day.
 

Maki

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But the South no longer hates the Republican Party, which is what we were talking about.
Yes, because the Democrats supported the Civil Rights movement. Modern-day GOP is much closer to the Democrats of old than actual current Democrats.

Hence the love of the Confederate flag in the Southern US up to the present-day. Interestingly enough, Georgia kept the Confederate flag in its own flag until the early 21st century and Mississippi still does so right up to this very day.
Georgia's flag is still basically the first Confederate flag, it's just that many people do not recognize it since the popular image of the Southern flag is the one with the cross.
 
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Futurist

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Yes, because the Democrats supported the Civil Rights movement. Modern-day GOP is much closer to the Democrats of old than actual current Democrats.
Yep. The interesting thing is that, in total, the GOP was more supportive of civil rights legislation in the 1960s than the Democrats were but northern Democrats were more supportive of this than northern Republicans were and southern Democrats were more supportive of this than southern Republicans were. It's just that the Democratic Party had much, much more Southerners in 1964 than the GOP had. There might be a name for this paradox but I'm unsure as to what exactly the name for this actually is.

Georgia's flag is still basically the first Confederate flag, it's just that many people do not recognize it since the popular image of the Southern flag is the one with the cross.
Which Confederate flag had a design that appears on the current Georgia flag? :

 

Futurist

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You're right, Maki! I guess that this is what you call progress ... Georgia-style! :lol: