The south, on the other hand, anticipated foreign aid from France or Great Britain, the Southern population was willing to fight, the South supported war unanimously and the began in the South. The South also had adequate food supply to keep its fighters nourished. However, the south also had weaknesses such as limited factories, smaller population, the significant portion of the population were enslaved and there were limited railroads to move the troops. High industrialization, population, and farm ensured the constant supply of food and soldiers. The South lost the war because of poor generalship and fell to the superior resources of the North. The bloody war lasted longer because the Southern thought they would win the war by keeping the North longer in war. North any longer. As such, they gave up leading to the victory of the opponents, thus failing in their secession bid.