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The Union, the so-called Northern States had at least five advantages over the South in the US Civil War:

1. The North had a solid and growing industrial base;

2. The North had a large enough naval fleet to make significant blockades on many Southern seaports;

3. The North had a larger population and thus were able to replace and increase the number of troops in its army;

4. The Confederacy was unable to mount any successful offensives in the North. Thus most of the battles were in the South and for the most part the South was in a defensive mode; and

5. The North had a larger and more modern railway system than the South. Although the South made better use of their own railway systems, the larger system in the North was still an advantage.

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