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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Missouri was a border state that could have gone to either side. The Union wanted to keep the industry of St. Louis for the them and away from the Confederacy.
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What were some of the advantages that Union had over the Confederacy at the outset of the Civil War?
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The North had to do the invading. The South was mostly fighting on home ground, with which they were more familiar, and where local civilians were able to help. The North was… industrialised, and able to manufacture all manner of war supplies. The South was agricultural and had to improvise its war production. The North was free to import and export throughout the war. The South was increasingly blockaded. The North had little experience of cavalry. The South had a strong cavalry tradition, with most young men owning several horses. The North were fighting reluctantly, out of duty. The South were the kind of people who actively relished a fight.The North had the most talented President America has ever known. The South had a President who was badly out of his depth, both in military and political affairs. (MORE)
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Both the Union and Confederacy received a tremendous amount of money through trade. The Union had the majority of the factories, and sold their products to countries like Grea…t Britain, France and Spain. The Confederacy had the majority of the farm land and sold cotton and other cash crops to Great Britain. Later on in the war, once things were looking bad for the Confederacy, they turned to Great Britain in hopes that they would funnel them firearms and money, but that never occurred. (MORE)
They had much more factories to create war supplies as well as an already planned, strong government.
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