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Ultima Ratio

Union Infantry Irish Brigade 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Ultima Ratio 7214

Theme: Military

Era : 1800-1899

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Figures

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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The American Civil War (War of the North and the South; eng. American Civil War) - the civil war of 1861-1865 between the Union of 20 states and 4 border slave states of the North, remaining in the Union, on the one hand, and the Confederation of 11 slave states of the South, on the other .
The fighting began with the shelling of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, and ended with the surrender of the remnants of the army of the Confederates under the command of General Stand Waitey on June 23, 1865. During the war, about 2 thousand small and large battles took place. More US citizens died in this war than in any other war in which the US participated, including World War II.
In the first half of the 19th century in the United States, the agrarian slave-owning South and the industrial North existed as separate economic regions. The differences in economics, social structure, traditions, and political values between the North and South of the period are known as American sectionalism.
Machine-building, metalworking, and light industry enterprises were concentrated in the North. Here, the main labor force was numerous immigrants from various countries who worked in factories, plants and other enterprises. There were enough workers in the North, the demographic situation here was stable and the standard of living was relatively high. The situation is different in the South. As a result of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, the United States received vast territories in the west, where there was a large amount of free land and where slavery had been legalized even earlier. Farmers and planters settled on these lands, having received huge land plots. Since the land in the southern United States is very fertile and the climate is favorable for agriculture, the South has become an agricultural region. Crops such as tobacco, sugarcane, cotton and rice were grown here. However, there was a shortage of labor in the South, as most of the immigrants went to the North. Therefore, from the beginning of the 17th century, dark-skinned slaves from Africa were imported to work on plantations. By the beginning of the secession, a quarter of the white population of the South owned slaves.