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The American Civil War: The First Modern War
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
primitive, combined, enemy, will, romanticize, mass, modern, Triple, soldiers, Paraguayan, absolute, daguerreotypes, democracy, tragedy, higher, today, disease, Industrial, three, Mexican, medical, total, society, people, destruction, compromise, inevitable
a war is fought by                 
young soldiers
when people went off to the Civil War, they often sat for photographs,                             
gave it to their families or loved ones
probably            million people fought in the Civil War at one time or another
when you study the details, it's hard to                        about war
more Americans were killed in the Civil War than in the World War I and World War II                 
the Civil War can be rightfully argued to be the biggest                of American history
700,000 dead out of a North/South population of a little over 30 million
today we have a population of a little over 300 million, multiply that out
it would be as if we had a civil war            in which 7 million people died
some call it "the first              war"
but modern is not a precise term
it was modern in that it was a            war
fought by          armies
both sides fighting for an                  value
this made total victory                     
it was impossible for a war like this to end with anything other than the                        of one side or the other
there was no ground for                     
it was not modern in terms of
               care
terribly primitive
far more soldiers died from                and the results of wounds than died on the battle field as a result of direct combat
weapons were relatively                    compared to wars today
mass casualties were not unknown in this era
                     War (War of the Triple Alliance)
Latin America
when Civil War ended, 1864–1870
between Paraguay and the              Alliance of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay
led to a              percentage of deaths among Paraguayans than in the American Civil War
what was new and modern about American Civil War
wielding the weapons that were being created by the                      Revolution
led to tremendous casualties
war of society against               
can't just capture the capital of the            territory
even the                War (1846) didn't end when the United States occupied Mexico City
you have to destroy the economy of the enemy, so they cannot fight or destroy the          to fight
one of the first wars fought in a                   
therefore the goal of the war became more to destroy the will of the              to fight

Ideas and Concepts:

Learned in tonight's Civil War and Reconstruction class: "more Americans were killed in the Civil War than in the World War I and World War II combined."
Conceiving the scope and impact of the Civil War, via this morning's Civil War and Reconstruction class: "The Civil War might rightfully be the biggest tragedy in American history. There were 700,000 dead out of a North/South population of a little over 30 million. Today the United States has a population of a little over 300 million, so multiply that out:it would be as if we had a four-year civil war in which 7 million people died."
From the parallel wars you've never heard of department, via this morning's Civil War and Reconstruction class: "While the Civil War in America lasted from 1861 to 1865 and resulted in the loss of 700,000 lives, the War of the Triple Alliance in Paraguay lasted from 1864 to 1870 and resulted in the loss of 400,000 lives. From a historical perspective, one of the unique aspects of both of these wars was that they were the first to be recorded by the relatively new invention of photography."
On the devastating end of the American Civil War, via this morning's Civil War and Reconstruction class: "A civil war is a war of society against society within itself, and so you cannot win such a war by merely capturing a capital in enemy territory. You have to destroy the economy of the enemy so they cannot fight, and even more importantly, destroy the will of the people to fight."
The American Civil War: The First Modern War