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Editor says, what if the Coldwar showdown over a divided city was on the Mason-Dixon Line? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Beasts thread.
In 1961,residents of Philadelphia awoke to a divided city. Because Confederate Troops had sealed off the border between North and South Philadelphia, shutting off the escape route for thousands of refugees headed for the United States.
A City DividedPlans to build a fortified wall for the Mason-Dixon Line were being explored in Richmond. President of the Union John F Kennedy (pictured) described the action as both illegal, and an insult to the City's Motto: "Philadelphia maneto" - "Let brotherly love endure", asserting that "They are and remain our American brothers and sisters".