If the South had won the War.
LOL...Spike Lee's drivel...
Not sure where to begin on that...I suppose if one's used to calling it the "Civil War," one might come to that film's conclusion (which I have seen, btw). But a Civil War, by definition, is "a war between political factions or regions within the same country" (SOURCE
). Trouble is, the South wasn't trying to be "the same country" as the United States; they didn't want Washington for their own, nor did they want to impose any kind of rule over her. They wanted to be left alone, with their own government, their own capital, their own life. Thus, one could hardly call the war of1861-5 a "Civil War"; rather, "War for Southern Independence" or "War between the States" is much more accurate.
Makes all the difference.