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Was the north victory in the civil war inevitable Defend your position The norths victory in the civil war was inevitable if you if you look at the key differences between the north and south resources The north had a larger population and the more money and resources to conduct a war against the south In 1861 the unions population was 225 million compared to 9 million in the confederate states The north had the upper hand when it came to the enlistment of soldiers When news of fort Sumter reached the north it was said that men were enlisting as fast as possible more than twice as many men that Lincoln had requested volunteered even when volunteers were asked to extend their service from 90 days to 3 years The unions economy gave them more superiority over the confederacy according to the text book the union states controlled nine tenths of the countrys industrial capacity and registered shipping four fifths of its bank capital three fourths of railroad mileage and rolling stock and taxable wealth that mean the union had the factories to make their weapons transportation to get soldiers and weapons were ever they needed to be fast The greatest factor which I think made the victory guaranteed for the north was Lincolns emancipation proclamation which did not free all the slaves but gave the north a major edge over the confederacy By freeing slaves in the confederate states the north shrunk the confedracys population As Lincoln said the slaves are undeniably an element of strength to those who have their service and we must decide whether or not the element should be with us or against us With Lincoln freeing the slaves in the rebellious states slaves that were forced to fight along side their masters were forever free This also led to economic problems in the south The norths victory was inevitable because they had the
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