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Weird photo - Confederate Flag at game in Caracal, Romania?
« on: December 30, 2009, 01:56:41 PM »
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/23906623

What is that all about? I was looking for church photos & photos of nature in Southern Romania on GoogleEarth and found that photo.

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Re: Weird photo - Confederate Flag at game in Caracal, Romania?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 02:30:46 PM »
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/23906623

What is that all about? I was looking for church photos & photos of nature in Southern Romania on GoogleEarth and found that photo.

Actually, a lot of Confederates ended up in the Ottoman Empire, who ruled Romania at the time.
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Re: Weird photo - Confederate Flag at game in Caracal, Romania?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 02:36:49 PM »
Maybe they like the Dukes of Hazard?
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Re: Weird photo - Confederate Flag at game in Caracal, Romania?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 06:33:53 PM »
Does anybody know more about why these Confederates immigrated to the Ottoman empire?
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Re: Weird photo - Confederate Flag at game in Caracal, Romania?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 06:38:11 PM »
Does anybody know more about why these Confederates immigrated to the Ottoman empire?

LOL. Because the North had won.
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Re: Weird photo - Confederate Flag at game in Caracal, Romania?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 10:36:22 PM »
Does anybody know more about why these Confederates immigrated to the Ottoman empire?

LOL. Because the North had won.

Yeah, but why the Ottoman empire in particular?

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Re: Weird photo - Confederate Flag at game in Caracal, Romania?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010, 11:07:27 PM »
Yeah, but why the Ottoman empire in particular?
This article provides some clue, I would think: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_%28Ottoman_Empire%29#cite_note-2
It includes this sentence: "A circular of Jul. 20, 1871, introduces for the first time, the penalty of one year imprisonment for those who practice the slave trade." So it would seem that some Confederates believed the Ottoman Empire to be favourably disposed to slavery in the late 1860s. In the same way, there were Confederate slave owners who emigrated to Brazil following the US Civil War.