MIlitary Advantages in Technology

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Throughout time the ways wars are fought and won are getting more and more difficult. It has gone from using your smarts and your survival skills to winning a war by having the upper hand on technology. This means having the bigger and better weapons. Stronger and faster aircrafts. The military has become driven by technology. All military both in the United States and foreign military forces depend on technology to win wars. Overtime technology has raised to such a degree that warfare has actually come to the point that it is based on who has the most technological advances in their power. One of the wars that brought major achievements to our history was the Cold War. It began approximately in 1945 and lasted throughout 1991. It basically began right after World War II when Stalin told President FDR that he would allow democratic elections to be held in Eastern Europe. Soon after FDR died and Harry S. Truman was made president. When President met up with Stalin, he told basically told Truman that he was just joking and that he would not allow any democratic elections to be held in Eastern Europe. As tensions grew stronger the war began more and more violence erupted throughout time. It ended in 1991 because of two main reasons, the decline of the USSR, and the collapse of communism in Europe. From the arms race during the Cold War the United States as well as other countries were led to large spending on armaments and the stockpiling of vast nuclear arsenals. One of the vehicles created from the arms race was the F-4 Phantom, which was the one of the ultimate U.S fighter jets known to man. It also brought mankind to space. For example Sputnik Russia’s satellite, the first in space was used for the research of ICBMs (Int... ... middle of paper ... ...." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 04 Sept. 2009. Web. 25 Apr. 2012. . "Nuclear Weapon EMP Effects." Federation of American Scientists. Web. 21 Apr. 2012. . "Read What Your Physician Is Reading on Medscape." EMedicineHealth. Web. 25 Apr. 2012. . "Sonar." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 2o Apr. 2012. . Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 26 Apr. 2012. . "World War I." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 20 Apr. 2012. . "Smart Weapons." What's New With Smart Weapons. 7 Mar. 2001. Web. 23 Feb. 2012.

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