The American Civil War can be reasonably considered to be the first modern war due to the numerous interrelated changes and improvements in the naval technology. Any war probably brings changes to the military and naval technologies on both warring sides. One side begins to use something new, the other quickly adopts the technologies invented on the first side or invents something new to protect itself from the new military and naval developments. This scheme took place in the American Civil War bringing numerous changes to the naval technology of the time and making it the first modern war in history. One of the fist developments in the naval technology of the Civil War was the improved naval artillery.
The answer lies in the early 14th century as Europe emerged from the darkness of the Middle Ages. European states began to prosper through the developing global economy, growing populations, breakdown in religious unity, and dramatic competition amongst regional states. Not only did Europe begin to expand its political sphere, but it also increased its knowledge through the re-introduction of Hellenistic and rationalistic ideologies of the once great Roman and Greek civilizations. These ideas propelled Europe into the Enlightenment and the scientific revolution which cause more separation from previous religious beliefs. All of these factors caused an enormous influence on European economies, religious beliefs, modern scientific and mathematical discoveries, and vicious competition between powerful national states..
Wars have extended over the course of human civilization. From the earliest prehistoric wars to the current wars in the Middle East, improvements in technology vastly impacted the evolution of war. The industrial revolution inspired new forms of technology and enabled the mass development of arms. Additionally, new methods of communication and medicine influenced a transformation to modern warfare. This, in turn, ultimately transformed the strategy of war.
Moreover, with the new upgra... ... middle of paper ... ... made Germany very effective. Now with tanks and planes being lighter and more mobile militaries were able to mobilize vast amounts of soldiers to areas needed and provide them with constant air support. Also, radar made military leaders re-think the idea of a straight on attack. Instead of coming right at an opposing force leaders of militaries started to go around their targets and attempt to sneak attack them as Japan did at Pearl Harbor and Germany when it took over France. The development and advancement of technology over the generations has had a bizarre affect on not only our everyday lives, but more specifically on our militaries.
From the many inventions that emerged from the American Civil War, the Ironclad, designed by Captain John Ericsson and Robert L. Stevens, has impacted the world by advancing naval warfare technology. It gave America more influence in Europe and put America ahead of Europe in naval matters. The impact and influence changed naval warfares forever by forcing wooden ships to become obsolete. The Ironclad was among the first technological and modern tools of war. Its impact on technology in navies can still be seen today in the designs and the construction of naval ships.
As trade started to grow and towns were revived and the feudal system started to disappear, the north became more modern. After the invention of the printing press, ideas were able to travel faster. Art in the northern renaissance was all made north of Italy in Germany, France, and the Netherlands which is how it got its name. The art in the north held on to its Gothic roots for much longer than in Italy. “Renaissance artists in the north took a different approach to composition than did Italian artists.” (http://arthistory.about.com) Humanism was important in the artistic community because it meant artists were creating le... ... middle of paper ... ...rinting press certainly initiated an "information revolution" on par with the Internet today.
Among these inventions was the improved usage of gunpowder and cannons, better rudders and navigational instruments, and finally new and complex battle strategies. Without warfare in the late Middle Ages, many critical innovations would have gone undiscovered. The time period from 1350-1600 CE was one of the most important phases in the evolution from the dark ages into what would eventually become what we currently see in our daily lives. Some of the most important alterations include: Constantine slowly influencing a change from Paganism to Christianity, the Papal evolution and everything it brought along with it, and finally the Enlightenment mentality that caused shifts in government and the warfare that was a byproduct of that change. All and all, these milestone events helped people to take the first steps into the creation of the Industrial Era.
Once one reaches the Medieval Ages, what was once called “immoral” in war, is now acceptable and vice-versa. The true causes for war changed as the years went on, but by comparison, there reasoning was radical in comparison to the centuries before. All of the written war rules and regulations culminate with the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars, which is considered to be the beginning of 1st Generation Warfare. This warfare differs greatly from war before it, mainly because of technological advancements and less because of strategic advancement or the meta-war. As the 2nd Generation Warfare is ushered in by the American Civil War, it sharin... ... middle of paper ... ...html?id=pmyb03w6d70C> Robinson, Cameron W. "American Civil War."
Religion has played a profound part in the life of those in the 15th century and still does to this day, dictating how we present ourselves and what we do on a day to day basis. Religion from the middle ages has impacted extensively on living, by introducing educational routes that have persisted until today, providing the major ceremonies celebrated and acknowledging the roles of both males and females in the church. The main religions acknowledged in medieval Europe were those of Christendom and Islāmic beliefs. Churches founded the first means of education and still contribute to its expenditure today. In the middle Ages the Catholic Church laid the foundations for many positive ways of thinking that now influence the whole world.
The art of Classical had transformed its traditions by having the absorptions of the occurring developments in the Northern part of Europe of art by using a contemporary scientific knowledge that helped them with their art. The Renaissance Humanist philosophy had spread throughout the Europe period by affecting the artist and the patrons with the new development of techniques and the sensibilities of the artists. The Renaissance had stressed the ideas of the classical world of art. The causes were so many that were all deeply undercounted and the historians had debated that the relative importance if each is when the Renaissance had began. During the mid 14th century was the actual period that the renaissance had started (Renaissance Art).