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Antebellum (Before The War)
During the years leading up to the American Civil War manifest destiny was in its golden age, there had been a rapid expansion of the Louisiana purchase and the anschluss of Texasball and a lot of Mexicoball's clay. The economy of the Southern states was heavily based on agriculture mostly performed by free 2ball farmers and have received a stigma that they were all slave owning plantation owners because of singular large slave owning plantations and it was disputed over if these new territories would become slave states or not.
The Election of Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln ran on the platform of endorsing the Homestead Act and hold no strong opinions on slavery, despite war propaganda and post-war propaganda. His actions and records did demonstrate it believed very much in merit as appose to heraldic beliefs of the day. However late into its campaign it changed its platform to include hundreds of pro-south proposals, as it wanted to keep the dissolving union and the south succeeding from United States.
The Civil War
The war started when Lincoln used the Fort Sumter attack to gain enough sympathy to declare war against the southern secession stateballs, not the CSAball, as USAball refused to see them as a legitimate nationball. The war flipped back and forth, with CSAball's strong conviction, guerrilla tactics, and a larger percent veteran and militant population, including superior generals keeping the north from simply overwhelming the south, and the northerner's numbers and resources keeping the south from making a successful offensive. The war ended with USAball's victory because of its superior military numbers, industry, and technology.
During the first years of the war the south won most of the battles and even was able to get territory in the border states due to superior military tactics, however after the battle of Gettysburg the north turned the tides of the war because they started using total war tactics (not related with the video game series 'Total War').
After the War
After the Civil War, USAball banned slavery and freed enslaved 8balls, 7balls and 3balls as well as having recognized Liberiaball's independence. He then bought Alaskaball from Russian Empireball in 1867, and was thus considered a energetic countryball with strong army and economic growth system after the American Civil War in the 1870s. CSAball's states then came back into USAball clay under Reconstruction.
Stateballs who fought
- New Yorkball
- Rhode Islandball
- New Hampshireball
- New Jerseyball
- Nevadaball (from 1864)
- Missouri State Guardball (pro-Confederate)
- West Virginiaball (from 1863)
- South Carolinaball
- Georgiaball (state)
- North Carolinaball
- Indian Territories (Some sided with the Confederacy, some sided with the Union).