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Running Head: NORTH AND SOUTHWritten Assignment 10: The North and the SouthMichael EshThomas Edison State University1
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NORTH AND SOUTHWritten Assignment 10: The North and the SouthAs the United States careened toward civil war in the mid-1800s, the rift between the northern states and the southern states had come to the point of no reconciliation. Each side had its strengths and weaknesses, from both the civilian angle and the military angle. In this essay, we will examine those strengths and weaknesses and also take a look at what the South needed todo to win the conflict and why they were not able to accomplish it.The North and the South were vastly different, and it was clear from the start that the North had all the important advantages. First, the North’s population was much larger than the population of the South. In fact, according to Alan Brinkley, the North’s population was almost four times the non-slave population of the South, giving the North a much larger military reserve and workforce. (2015, pg. 368) Second, most of the country’s industry was in the North. When the war started, these established factories were used to produce weapons and other necessary supplies. During the course of the war, the North was able to produce almost everything they needed on their own. Industry in the South, by contrast, was almost non-existent, and even though they made great efforts to increase their own manufacturing capacity, they were forced to import many of their

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