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|Posted: Tue May 26th, 2009 10:13 pm||
|Why did the North (supposedly anti-slavery) want to be reunited with 11 'slave' states?
Why was 'Union' valuable to the North, but not to the South?
Let's look at some reasons:
* With secession the South controlled roughly 75% of the coastline.
* The South controlled the outlet of the Mississippi River.
* The profits the North derived from trade with the South was cut off-
...several hundred millions per year to zero.
Last edited on Tue May 26th, 2009 10:26 pm by borderuffian