The civil war was a vicious battle fought from 1861-1865. We uncover the truth of this war as an emancipation from the grandfathered grievances and hardships of slavery, and its importance and stance on the physical vessel and its limits. Of course, the purpose of this war was a well-fought battle and well deserved, but we hardly think of the impact of wars on other countries in the grand scheme of things. Colonialism in this time period brought about animosities and conflict within all states across the nation (Kramer), but it is often forgotten that the main cash crop produced was exchanged for a profit—this cash crop, cotton. As it was mentioned in class, with India being such a major shareholder in the productivity and sales of cotton, the influx of cotton mills during this time caused a mass migration to occur to relatively isolated areas of the country. This migration resulted in India gaining some sort of financial independence. It was also a critical time for them because they were amongst a battle with the British Empire and gaining their freedom of independence, and now with the sales of cotton, meaning financial gains and influx in the population, they were now closer than they were before, to gain their independence from the British. I think it’s important to make the connection between country wars and its effects on other countries in the grand scheme of things because this is often overshadowed when history is taught.

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