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Many neutral observers of the impending Civil War thought the South had a good chance of winning and maintaining its independence because

A

the South had a larger and better-supplied army.

B

the South would be able to survive financially due to its cotton production.

C

the government of the North seemed willing to negotiate a peaceful separation of the regions into two independent nations.

D

the South was so large and widespread that it seemed unlikely it could be fully conquered.

E

the use of slavery meant that the South would not suffer a loss of workers.

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