Money Wins Wars, Not Guns Essay

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Money Wins Wars, Not Guns A war is an unpredictable roll of the dice of death. Most of the time, it is the side that uses the most effective battle strategy and who can kill the most people who win the war, but there are a few exceptions. One of these examples in history is the American Civil War. In the early 1860s, tensions across the nation rose to a breaking point, turning brother against brother in a revolutionized fighting sequence that lasted for years and left families slaughtered on both sides. But it was no roll of the dice that left the Union the victor of the war, it was not an accident that Grant forced Lee to surrender.
During the dark four years of American history, the Union stepped over the Confederate States of America in many ways, utilizing their finances and high population paired with their industrialization and business model that won them the war.
Lee and Lincoln both had their ways of collecting money for the coming war, but what was most important was to find a way for the citizens to support the war. In this case, both leaders decided to make the issue over two things; one being slavery, and the other about moral rights as a people. Lincoln had convinced his people that Slavery was an immoral institution, and that the states in rebellion had to be fought because they valued the inhumane treatment of people. This was not clear to see until a few years into the war, when Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation, but was still apparent in…

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