North strength and weakenesses
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The North was both richer and more technologically advanced than the South. About 90 percent of the nation's manufacturing, and most of its banks, were in the North.
Also the North had geographic advantages, too. It had more farms than the South to provide food for troops.
North land contained most of the country's iron, coal, copper, and gold.
The North controlled the seas, and its 21,000 miles of railroad track allowed troops and supplies to be transported wherever they were needed.
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