Episode 2: The Strategic Background – Why the Civil War Occurred

Show Notes

Why the American Civil War occurred has been the subject of much debate and thousands of books since the guns fell silent in 1865.

In this episode, we will decomplicate the complex political, social, and economic background behind the coming of the war, discuss these factors in common-sense terms, and offer a few thoughts about the phenomenon of war causation.

Truth in disclosure: this is necessarily a longer discussion, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!