"War is a terrible thing, senseless slaughter of his fellow human is not something that man should ever have to participate in willingly or otherwise, especially when its done against fellow workers, however our western neighbor has left us no choice but to defend ourselves and our home with their invasion across the Alabama-Mississippi border. I alone do not have the power to initiate war for I am merely a single delegate of the people like all of you, and a just war can only be declared by the people. So I ask this parliament, as the representatives of our people, do we all, as a collective representation of the public's will, want war? Do we want a total war? Do we want a war so destructive that it will shake the very ground we all stand on? A war that will bring complete desolation to everything that it touches. A conflict so horrifying that will permanently stain the southern soil red with the blood of its sons and daughters?!"
- Excerpt from the speech of Alabaman parliamentary delegate Thomas J. Fisher during the emergency session of the CSSA parliament, his speech would be met with thunderous applause by the other representatives present at the time who voted unanimously in favor of responding to the Louisianan declaration of war with their own
Missives requesting aid from all nearby socialist powers, including Cuba and the northern CSSA is sent out and the CSSAAF troops at the border are ordered to mobilize in preparation for the Louisianan offensive. Additionally, every other part of society is also put on war footing, including the press and media houses, which start producing propaganda leaflets and anti-monarchist hitpieces to boost the morale of the Confederate citizenry, and eventually when the counter-offensive begins, diminish it on the other side of the frontline.