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What were the vital factors that led to a Union victory in the Civil War? - Introduction - There were many vital factors that led to a Union victory in the Civil War. - The North had many advantages over the South, especially with their resources. - Population, industry, and economy all played a role in the South’s victory. - The Confederacy faced inflation and the economy was diminishing. - The industrial aspects of the Confederacy was not up to par with that of the North’s. - The North had more financial resources than the Confederacy and the federal government of the North was much more prepared than the South’s to meet the demands and expensive costs of the war. - They were better prepared to fight a war than the South. This reflected in the battles. Many of the battles, especially the turning point battles played a role in the Union’s success. - The strength of the troops and the number of them also put the North at an advantage. - Leadership also had a lot to do with it. Advantages in Resources and the Economy - North had a larger population than the South. - This means they had a larger army and it outnumbered that of the South’s. - The North had twice as many soldiers as the South, - The North outnumbered the South especially in the Battle of Antietam. - The economy was different. The North’s economy was rising and expanding while the Southern economy was beginning to drop. The Southern economy relied heavily on the cotton cash crop and agriculture. The Northern economy relied more on industrial aspects which was ultimately more successful. The

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