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There are numerous reasons why the North won the Civil War however I will attempt to narrow the focus to a few specific issues that were of major importance Here is one mans opinion In all history no nation of mere agriculturists ever made successful war against a nation of mechanicsYou are bound to fail Union officer William Tecumseh to a Southern friend The American Antebellum South though steeped in pride and raised in military tradition was to be no match for the burgeoning superiority of the rapidly developing North in the coming Civil War The lack of emphasis on manufacturing and commercial interest stemming from the Southern desire to preserve their traditional agrarian society surrendered to the North their ability to function independently much less to wage war Lets first look at how the North held all the cards by examining the North vs the South Balance Sheet A glance at financial industrial demographic and sea power data instantly reveals that the North had a distinct advantage in the Civil War Financial The North had developed a banking structure with international links The North financed 90 percent of the war by raising loans and direct taxation Over 60 percent of the Southern war effort were financed by inflation printing of paper money Industrial The state of Pennsylvania produced more iron than the 11 Confederate states The manufacturing profits from New York alone outweighed most of the Confederacy The South had only one foundry capable of casting cannon--the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond VA Manpower The North boasted a population of 33 million The South had 11 million of which 35 million were slaves During the war 800000 new immigrants arrived in the North Sea Power Virtually all officers of the Navy remained loyal to the Union During the war the Norths superior sea power enabled them to blockade the Southern coastline seriously crimping the flow of goods from foreign
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