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

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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