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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of The American Civil War

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Upper hand of the South
The Civil War is the central event in America's history; while the Revolution created the United States, the Civil War determined what kind of nation it would be. The war was key to resolve two fundamental questions left unresolved by the revolution: whether the United States was to be a dissolvable confederation of sovereign states or an indivisible nation with a sovereign national government; and whether this nation, born of a declaration that all men were created with an equal right to liberty, would continue to exist as the largest slaveholding country in the world. At the beginning of the Civil War the North seemed to have the clear advantage, yet they were far less prepared than the South had been, by 1861 it seemed the South to have evident advantages. They needed time though to makes these advantage a reality. Three of these advantages include: a strong economy, superior military preparation, and the size and position that the South had possessed. Yet these did seem to give the South the upper hand in the days leading up to the war; it also caused issues within the days of battle.
Firstly, the South had a strong economy; the economy that South had commenced gave them the opportunity to stand on their own with no needed help from the North. This was highly important during the Civil War because it would not hinder from it economically like they believed to be the case for the North. Southerner economic success is all thanks to the cotton
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