Also the North had the advantage of greaternumbers of fighting men. Much bigger population from which to recruit armies. Disadvantages of the South Had few factories to produce weapons, railroads, and other supplies. Mistaken the power upon foreign countries three adavantages the north had are resources, population, and factories to mass produce. Because of this fact the North was able to amply supply it troops with foodstuffs while the South struggled to feed its armies. What questions did Diamonds talk bring up for you? Any attack in force would have been suicidal. The North also had greater industrial capacity.
While the North was drafting their soldiers, the South had men voluntarily signing up. The southerners, however, knew the land very well. The North's was able to replace their losses and maintain troop strength. The former is a first world country while the latter is a 3rd worldcountry comparable to Somalia whose main avenue is from sellingobsolete soviet era weapons they developed in the basement to other3rd world countries and narcotics. Where as the south didn't extend theirs anywhere near enough. In order to avoid the United States from becoming a bunch of fragmented and disgruntled countries, Lincoln had to take action. The South had more military experience, fought on familiar terrain, and better generals.
This restricted their options in fighting the war tactically. The war waged on for four years after that fateful day, and the outcomes have shaped the nation in which we live today. Familiarity with the geography of their land gave the Viet Cong great advantage. Obviously the theater of war was well known to theSouth. There was concern that England would side with the South despite England's stance against slavery.
They had raw materials, which the north could not make thingswithout south's raw materials. All the industry was in theNorth. Importing meant bringing tons of supplies through the Northern blockade on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. More like a joke with aging presoviet era jet planes with barely any parts and crew training. They had to maintain their way of life. Use them to support your points but they probably wont be your points.
Said in another way, one large advantage was that theSouth did not have to capture the Union. So even if the South was better at diplomacy, I wouldn't c … all it an advantage because in the end it brought no significant foreign aid. Three disadvantages for the North is they have poor leadership, they rarely have cotton plantation, and they don't have much horses and mules. During the Civil War, the North had a larger population, greater access to the navy, more industrial power and better access to gunpowder. Army had resigned to join the Confederates.
With the freeing of slaves, and the allowance to serve in the army, the population of the army grew by an additional 200,000 men. The Norths advantages were having better industries, being able to cut off trade to the south, and they were more destructive. Lesson Summary When the first shots were fired on April 12, 1861, at Ft. It blockaded the South with a long line of ships to stop trade with Europe. They had a booming economy, organized banking, and easy access to supplies.
They got money from plantation crops Most of their soldiers were farmers, so they were strong. The civil war was far from being a short war. But the biggest factor was that the North had the industrial facilities to manufacture war supplies, and the South did not. Most of the war was fought on Southern territory so soldiers did not have to travel so far. Thanks tothe North's superior industry, union troops always had more weaponsand ammo then the South.
The South had some advantages too. Essentially the South only had to muster the will to keep fighting until the North felt like quitting. The Appalachian Mountains were known to be pro union all through the Civil War, as was Dallas section of Texas. That saidbe serious but have fun! By 1863 the North had long past the South in quality of their cavalry. No Tunnel Vision Complex tunnel systems were key to the success of Viet Cong guerilla warfare.
The North could produce all of those things much faster than the South. Stronger cavalry tradition, most young men accustomed to the riding and shooting life. Thus a Northern Victory without firing a shot. Economy Northern states where in the middle of an industrial revolution at the time the Civil War broke out. Advantages:During the Civil War the north had a bigger army, used better equipment, and produced most of the nations wealth. Disadvantages of the North The North had to conquer a huge area.
Controlled Resources Europe and other foreign countries did not recognize the Confederacy, so they did not give them any foreign aide. This forced Congress to support Lincoln, for if they did not, Lincoln made sure it was Congress that took the heat. The railroads gave them transportation advantages that the South didn't have. The South therefore were far more likely to know the terrain and understand the local populaces leaning, were the local farmers supporters of Southern independence or were they leaning towards the North. This was reneged upon by the South for the twin reasons that the North would have never allow … ed fair elections in their domain and that even under the distinctly unlikely chance that North Vietnam Communist government did allow such a thing that there was enough popular support for the strong and long standing leader of Ho Chi Mihn in the South to make the issue moot in anycase. They knew the terrain and land extremely well which gave them a big upper hand.