This time, the heirs of the confederacy have learned that is more effective to suborn the government than secede.
They severed the last railroad lifeline into Atlanta, making the Citadel of the confederacy as it was touted no longer tenable.
The confederacy never allowed Southerners the right to rebel against their own government.
In the 1950s, the confederacy, the Northeast, and the Midwest all had about the same populations.
The confederacy was a government founded on the preservation and expansion of slavery and white supremacy.
Let the rural cantons bear in mind how Soleure and Friburg fought by their side, and received them freely into the confederacy.
Our confederacy, fellow-citizens, can only be preserved by the same forbearance.
In this short campaign the Union lost sixteen hundred men and the confederacy half that number.
I wouldn't have got off my horse and leaned over that box to save the confederacy.
The whole fate of the confederacy would waver in the balance on the morrow.
late 14c., from Anglo-French confederacie (Old French confederacie), from stem of Latin confoederatio, from confoederare (see confederate). Earliest in reference to leagues of classical Greek states (Aetolian, Achaean, etc.), later of the Netherlands. The word was used of the United States of America under (and in) the Articles of Confederation (1777-1788). In reference to the breakaway Confederate States of America (1861-1865) from 1861.
Confederacy now usually implies a looser or more temporary association than confederation, which is applied to a union of states organized on an intentionally permanent basis. [OED]