What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Union and the Confederacy in preparation for the Civil War?

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Union Advantages: Banking, Factories, ShipsExperianced GovernmentMore railroads to transport supplies, equipment and men.Large NavyLarger Population; 22 million to 9 million  Confederacy Advantages: Trading with EuropeBest Military OfficersLong Coast lines make it difficult to blockadeFighting on own soilLand in South is heavily wooded making easy ambushes and retreats  Union Disadvantages: Not in complete agreement over the abolition of slaveryLost alot of good officers to the SouthGoing into unknown lands  Confederacy Disadvantages: Small NavyLong Coastline hard to defendLittle industry and factory production
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