The Cotton Diplomacy: Success Or Failure?

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The Cotton Diplomacy failed because of three things. The South not knowing the risks of what could happen. Bad decisions made by the South that made most of the Confederacy starve. Also not thinking that France and England could go to other countries to get cotton. The south was so wrapped up in there ego that they thought that if they withheld their cotton from England and France that would make them want to help them win the war.According to the article: Dethroning King Cotton: The Failed Diplomacy of the Confederacy, France and England went to India and Egypt to get there cotton. The South also forgot that England was against slavery. The South failed to see the cracks in “King Cotton 's armor” The Confederate Army was out of supplies due
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