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Running head: CIVIL WAR 1 Civil War Sherry Manley HST/155 June 6, 2016 John Hummel
CIVIL WAR 2 Civil War Civil War was one of the bloodiest wars in the American history that sacrificed tremendous amount of people from 1861 to 1865. It was also known as the War Between the States due to the fact that the war was based on the conflicts between the Confederacy and the Union. Both the Confederacy and the Union enjoyed advantages from themselves and encountered obstacles in the major events during the war. (History, N.D.) Before the war, one of the biggest advantages of the Union was that they had a much larger population than the South, which is about 22 million, and 3.5 million of them were slaves. In this case, the larger population means the larger possibility to win the war. For the industry, the North also had more factories production than South, which the North had 92.6% and the South had only 7.4%. The reason lied on nature sources in their lands. The resources in the North were mostly iron and coal. However, for the South, they had many sources of gold and silver, which cannot produce equipments for a war. This led to the production of the equipments that were required to use during the war decreased. The North factories produced much more than the South; 98% of the United States firearms and 96% of the United States rail equipment were produced by the North. Thus, in this case, the Union had more advantages than Confederacy.

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