Discuss The Advantages Of The South In The Civil War

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The North had many advantages over the South in the Civil War. They were able to move food and supplies at a more efficient rate, due to their advancements in the Market Revolution. The military demands greatly benefited the industries such as arms and clothing. The railroad industry prospered as well, carrying troops and supplies to the front lines. The South on the other hand was shattered. Cotton production plummeted from more than 4 million bales in 1861 to 300,000 bales four years later. Union troops occupied the South’s cotton and food producing areas. Food shortages made there army and people weak. The land growing cotton should have been converted to growing food. This ultimately caused many Confederate soldiers to abandon their units

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