This picture perfectly describes the Anaconda's Plan of attack. Scott's Plan was to surround the south, which is the representation of the snake. After they surrounded the south they would cut it right in half, through the Mississippi River which is also put into this image. The snake squeezing all of the people and states shows how they blocked all of theses things, then kept squeezing in further and further until they were able to defeat the southern territory. What did they gain from this? They gained more resources and crops, taking it all from the south and watching their own economy grow while the southern economy fell.
This image of the map of the Anacoda plan shows how the north would obviously gain a lot economy wise. If they were to blockade the south from getting any supplies, and then split the south in half by the Mississippi River, they would be gaining a lot of great resources. These resources would contribute to their economy because now they would have more slaves coming to them in need of homes and jobs, so their economy would be booming. The southern economy may have not been as fortunate though because after the Anaconda plan, they were left with very limited supplies.
In 1860 the northern part of the United States was already working towards a manufacturing Ecomomy, while at the point the south was mainly focused on argiculture. This meant that the north had several more advantages than the south because they had more tools and ways to produce things like weapons and machinery to help harvest easier. Also, the north had a much greater advantage because they were free states, meaning that the immigrants would most likely want to travel there as apposed to the Conferderacy. So during the war, the north had several advantages because they had more tools to make life easier, such as better railroad systems. They also had built machines to make life easier on the farms, so while farmers were torn from their land to fight in war, it was easy for others to help keep the farm in tact. As the Union blockaded the south they were unable to tarnsport goods, and then many of their few resources had been captured by the Union.
General Winfield Scott was the one who came up with the ingenious Anaconda Plan. This plan showed how the north would first blockade the perimeters of the south, letting no goods be imported or deported to different countries. Then the plan was to cut the south in half by taking over the Mississippi River. Scott's Plan was actually rejected at first because many people disagreed and wanted the job done faster. After some time, the Plan came back in view because many of the other plans were not as peaceful as the Anaconda Plan, and others also began to realize how Scott's plan could help the economy of the north, and they would have much bigger advantages than the south because of how their economy already was much better than the south's.