What Are The Causes Of The South Civil War

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At the beginning of the war, the South’s economy was almost completely agricultural and dependent on the sale of crops, mostly cotton. Even though the south produced the majority of the country’s cotton they had no manufacturing capabilities. The north, on the other hand, was a commercial and manufacturing based economy. Despite their use of slave labor, the South was unable to keep up with the North’s growing industry, which caused its economy to come to a halt. The South relied on imports from the North to meet their needs, and with the country divided they were no longer receiving the resources and services they required. The Confederacy had hoped to be recognized and supported by Great Britain and France during the war. They were confident
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