What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Union and the Confederacy in preparation for the Civil War?
- Banking, Factories, Ships
- Experianced Government
- More railroads to transport supplies, equipment and men.
- Large Navy
- Larger Population; 22 million to 9 million
- Trading with Europe
- Best Military Officers
- Long Coast lines make it difficult to blockade
- Fighting on own soil
- Land in South is heavily wooded making easy ambushes and retreats
- Not in complete agreement over the abolition of slavery
- Lost alot of good officers to the South
- Going into unknown lands
- Small Navy
- Long Coastline hard to defend
- Little industry and factory production
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