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    Great Britain.  A consistent flow of cheap cotton from a divided America was attractive to many British politicians.  However, Confederate support for slavery was an unpleasant stumbling block for Great Britain, which had abolished the practice thirty years before.  The Emancipation Proclamation highlighted the issue of slavery to such an extent that intervention was rendered politically impossible.

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    Great Britain.  A consistent flow of cheap cotton from a divided America was attractive to many British politicians.  However, Confederate support for slavery was an unpleasant stumbling block for Great Britain, which had abolished the practice thirty years before.  The Emancipation Proclamation highlighted the issue of slavery to such an extent that intervention was rendered politically impossible.

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