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Lincoln was able to do that because he made a deal with

the bankers to float him bonds and issue currency backed by them to pay the soldiers. Otherwise, he was having a hard time keeping enlistments up enough to fight the war.

While we now have the FED to loan endless amounts to be used to pay mercenaries to murder Americans in a civil war, that very behavior is going to produce hyperinflation for those FRNs, thus making them worthless and the soldiers won't be able to be paid anyway.

If we can hold out long enough and cost them enough, we can blow their plans all to hell by forcing them to hyperinflate. We will win in the end, not because we had the superior fire power, but because we had just enough fire power to hold them at bay long enough they bankrupt themselves out of victory.