Essay on A Victory From The Start

1083 Words Dec 10th, 2015 5 Pages
A Victory From the Start One of the biggest events in America’s history is, without a doubt, the Civil War. In the Civil War, the North and the South fought for four years and if the South had won, America would look extremely different today. This is because if the South had won, it would have seceded from America. Although the South fought hard, one miscalculation it made was that it never even really had a chance at beating the North. Based on population, economy, transportation, and many other factors, the South was very unintelligent to start the war in the first place. The South believed it had a chance to win with practically one advantage, but it was fatally wrong. While the North had its many advantages, one of its largest and most obvious advantages was its population. The North had more people in it than the southerners and their slaves combined. While the North had 20,700,000 people, the South only had around 5,595,000 people who could fight, giving the North a 4.5:1 ratio against the South. There is absolutely no way the South should have expected to win based on these numbers alone. The North clearly had a very large advantage when it came to population. Another one of the North’s advantages was its economy. The North housed 110,000 manufacturing centers and 1,300,000 workers, while the South was only home to 18,000 manufacturing centers and 110,000 workers. The North had the same amount of manufacturing centers that the South had workers. There is no…

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