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Advantages and Disadvantages between North & South in the Civil War

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North (Advantage)
Had almost 4 times as many free citizens
South (Advantage)
Defending their homeland gave them a strong reason to fight
North (Advantage)
Had many people to grow food and to work in factories making supplies
South (Advantage)
Had skills that made them good soldiers
North (Advantage)
Had more than 70% of the nation's rail lines
South (Advantage)
Many of the best officers in the United States were from the South
North (Advantage)
Had a strong navy and a large fleet of private trading ships
South (Disadvantage)
Had few factories to produce weapons, railroad tracts, and other supplies
North (Disadvantage)
Northern soldiers had to conquer a huge area to bring the South back into the Union
South (Disadvantage)
Had few railroads to move troops and vital supplies
North (Disadvantage)
They were invading unfamiliar land
South (Disadvantage)
The South had a small population, about 9 million lived in the Confederacy and 22 million in the Union
South (Disadvantage)
More than 1/3rd of the population was enslaved; therefore they had fewer people that could be soldiers