Zeckke wrote: ↑Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:44 pm
thats what i mean, there is no manpower for industry, the manpower is all recruited. so no industry seems to make profits because there is no workers, the manpower is all in the front , fighting..(workers included)
The manpower is what they give you the victory, plus is a period of slaves, The Union with his politicians has to deal with this problem of abolihsment and its not clear what happened. and they wanted to recruit the slaves as free man. (so the Union has more manpower than the confederates)
1) The North had 3 times the population as the South.
2) The North was industrialized while the South was agrarian.
3) The North had a robust rail system which they expanded throughout the war while the South's rail system was regional and not interconnected.
4) The North manufactured their weapons while the South used primarily captured or purchased weapons.
5) Rifled weapons gave an enormous advantage to the defender. Even Robert E. Lee found that charging in the open against a well defended enemy resulted in a slaughter.
6) While much of the war focused on Virginia, it was won in the west by capturing the Mississippi and an effective blockade which cut off foreign commerce.
7) So divided and cut off, the final stage of the war was one of attrition, which the North due to its far larger population, was able to execute and bring the war to an end.