President Lincoln Ordered the Execution of 2 British Diplomats: President Lincoln Ordered the Execution of 2 British Diplomats Point of Divergence Britain joined the Confederacy against the North: Britain joined the Confederacy against the North November 8, 1861 Two British diplomats named James Mason and John Slidell were intercepted and executed because the North did not want a war with Britain. Lincoln ordered no formal apology. South won the Civil War with the help of Britain: South won the Civil War with the help of Britain April 8, 1865 General Robert E. Lee got the supplies he needed for war because General Walker succeeded in defeating the federal infantry. The confederates were well aware of the federal infantry’s ambush so when they attacked confederate reinforcements arrived . Germany won WW1: Germany won WW1 November 11, 1918 The North and South would be too weak to offer any help to the Allies. South would nonetheless join the war because of its alliance with Britain but the Allies still lost. South’s presence in WW1 would not be as impactful or help change the outcome of the war. South would have eventually joined with the North: South would have eventually joined with the North The South noticing that slaves and agriculture weren't as profitable as before would have industrialized to make more money. They would have still got most of the land in North America. Conclusion: Conclusion Hitler and Nazi party would have never risen to power because Germany won WW1. America would never gotten any land or colonies in the Pacific such as Cuba, the Philippines, and the Caribbean. Sources: Sources "Trent Affair (American Civil War)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online . Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 10 May 2012. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/604278/Trent-Affair>. Appomattox Court House Virginia.” Appomattox Courthouse Robert E Lee Surrenders to Ulysses S Grant . Web. 10 May 2012. "Alternate Reality: What If The South Had Won The Civil War?" My Five Best . Web. 10 May 2012. <http://myfivebest.com/alternate-reality-what-if-the-south-had-won-the-civil-war/>.