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The Confederacy was confident England would provide aid and support their independence because:

A

England wanted revenge for the American Revolution.

B

British textile factories required Southern cotton in order to continue to produce at great rates.

C

The bulk of the English population supported slavery.

D

England was offended by the concept of the blockade and felt it violated the idea of freedom of the seas.

E

England feared the growing strength of the US and thought this might delay or prevent the US from becoming a world power.

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