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Civil War: Advantages Of The Union And The Confederate States

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Even though by the end of the Civil War each side had lost thousands of their men, and much of their morale, both the Union and the Confederate States of America had advantages through the beginning years of the war. The North had many advantages over the South. For one, the North had more dominance over the CSA in relation to the available resources for war. Because most factories were located inside the remaining states of the Union, the North could manufacture and produce their own supplies for war while the South was less privileged in this sense. The Union also had four times the population of the CSA, which meant a larger number of possible enlistees for war. In addition, almost seventy percent of the former nation’s railroads were located
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