Effects of the Civil War for the USA and for the Latin American World

Effects of the Civil War for the USA and for the Latin American World

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Effects of the Civil War for the USA and for the Latin American World         The Civil War, fought between the North (the Union) and the South (the Confederates) would  determine what side’s philosophy, economy, politics, class system, etc, would run the country. This  war not only had a huge effect on the future of the United States but it also had a tremendous effect  on countries in Latin America as well.          Since 1840, the North and the South of the United States feuded over protectionism vs free  trade; slave work vs free work; expansionism towards the south and the west as well as the  bourgeoisie vs aristocracy. The South, through free trade, England bought more than 80% of the  cotton being produced in the South, which gave the South their support. However, because the war  was fought in the South, major destruction of their agriculture and infrastructure by the North, the  South’s production of cotton decreased dramatically, thus pushing England to find a new source for  cotton exports in Egypt and India. Also, the North put additional pressure on England to end their  support of the South by boycotting their export of wheat to England.         Subsequently, through pressure on England, destruction of the South’s agriculture and 
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