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The Industrial Revolution and Warfare

The Industrial Revolution and Warfare

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  1. The Industrial Revolution and Warfare • Firearms • Revolvers have five shots or more • Rifles can shoot farther and accurately

  2. The Industrial Revolution and Warfare • Cannons • Howitzers lob large shells over obstacles • Rifled cannons fire great distances and are accurate

  3. Defensive positions • Trenches protected soldiers from enemy fire • Foxholes

  4. Ironclad gunboats • Naval gunship made with steel sides • Armed with numerous cannons

  5. Northern Strategy: The Anaconda Plan • Union plans were to strangle southern ports from selling cotton to foreign countries and buying weapons too • Needed to destroy the Southern will to fight by invasion and destruction of will to fight

  6. Southern Strategy:Time and Defense • Southern forces needed to provide early and spectacular victories to show foreign allies south capable of winning • Victories would sap northern ability to continue fight