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|The South was as unprepared for war as the North was. I don't think they could have supported an army invading the North. Both armies were built from scratch. The North had all the industry needed for war plus a big advantage in population. Northern war weariness or foriegn intervention was the only hope for the South. Defense was their best hope of wearing down the North. Lee's two invasions of the North wasted a lot of Southern manpower and ended any hope of foriegn intervention. So I think they had the right strategy but unfortunately for them the North had Lincoln as prez. Plus the North found the qualified generals to lead the Union forces.