A paper that explains why the civil war started is a difficult written assignment because it requires students to research related events in the United States history.
There was a huge difference in the economy of southern and northern states because the south was agricultural (cotton was its king and a slave labor was essential), and the north was manufacturing-based and its focus moved onto innovative industries in the 19th century.
Politically, there was a balance due to several factors.
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Nationalism has been closely associated with the most destructive wars of human history; the revisionist states responsible for initiating both the First and the Second World Wars have historically been examined as the epitome of the dangers of nationalism.