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Unformatted text preview: Southern cotton dominated the nations economy. The cotton and the cash it created powered everything from trains to cattle. The entire nation suffered under the iron rule of King Cotton. There was a new profitable wartime industry created, however: weapons. This would later translate to machinery and the further advancement of the industrial North. Socially, the South became a more cohesive unit within the United States, a change that continues proliferation. The War Between the States brought derision among political parties. There was dissent on how the matter of slavery should be handled. Though, or perhaps because, slaves were eventually freed because of the war and allowed to advance them and gain respectable jobs, civil unrest and social discontent abounded....
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