Unit 8 Essay 1 - The Civil War was fought between the Union...

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The Civil War was fought between the Union forces of the North and the Confederate forces of the South. Throughout the war it was a back and forth between the North and South even though the North seemed to have a commanding edge over the South. In Out of many: a history of the American people, explores both the advantages and disadvantages that both had. At the beginning of the war the North seemed to have all the advantages to quickly resolve this conflict. The North had nearly two and a half times the South’s population and the advantage in industrial capacity (Faragher, Buhle, Czitrom, & Armitage, 2009). The North also has the advantage of fighting an offensive war then that of a defensive one, fighting battles in the south helped protected their infrastructure. The North had great influence overseas in France and Britain, when the North threatened to go to war; Britain ended their support of the South (Faragher et al., 2009). The North not only had many advantages but they also were vulnerable
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Unit 8 Essay 1 - The Civil War was fought between the Union...

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