Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About Foreign Involvement in the Civil War?
Q#1 – Why were the vast majority of European nations extremely cautious when dealing with the United States of America during the Civil War, usually attempting to remain neutral during its duration?
Q#2 – What global decree did the United States Government issue at the beginning of the Civil War?
Q#3 – What was the main reason behind Great Britain’s considering to become involved in the American Civil War?
Q#4 – On May 13, 1861, what proclamation was issued by Great Britain’s Queen Victoria regarding the American Civil War?
Q#5 – Where was a vast majority of the Confederate Navy built?
Q#6 – During the early period of the Civil War, there was increasing sentiment for Great Britain to join the American Civil War in favor of the Confederate States of America. What event prevented this?
Q#7 – What action did the Confederate government threatened England and France with if they did not assist them in the war?
Q#8 – What was the official position of France regarding any possible involvement in the Civil War?
Q#9 – Why did many French industrialists and politicians wish for a quick Confederate victory?
Q#10 – Under the orders of Emperor Napoleon III, French troops landed in Mexico in December 1861 for trade and plans of a transoceanic canal. What was the position of the Federal government regarding the French action? What was the position of the Confederate government regarding the French action?
Q#11 – What deal did the Confederate delegate in Paris, John Slidell, offer to Napoleon III in exchange for French recognition of the Confederate States and naval help sent to break the blockade?
Q#12 – The Confederate delegate John Slidell succeeded in negotiating a loan of $15,000,000 that was used to buy ironclad warships as well as military supplies that came in by blockade runners. Who loaned the Confederacy the money?
Q#13 – What was the name of the ironclad that in keeping with its official neutrality, the French government blocked the sale of to the Confederacy in February 1864?
Q#14 – Czarist Russia initially showed support for the North. What military action did they perform in support of the Northern war effort?
Q#15 – What action did the Federal government attempt to pursue that involved the Netherlands?