“The Greatest Generation”: A Study of World War II Technology

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“The Greatest Generation”: A Study of World War II Technology To some, World War II may seem like a great war that happened a long time ago, a war where however great the innovations during the war were, they are much out of date now, and so they have no impact on today’s world. But to another, who understand the world and how it grows, realize that wherever a nation is, it is in that position because of its history. This means that without all of the improvements of technology during World War II, the world as we know it today would be very much different on many levels. One of the levels which has a great impact on today’s world would be the improvements of technology. But as what was said before, almost anything new cannot be created without first developing the old. Therefore, one must look back at the past to not only find the origins of World War II, and its impact, but also to World War I, and not only did it set the groundwork this massive growth of advancement, but without these technologies, then those who won, may have lost, therefore altering history. World War I, which from now on may be seen as WWI, may seem like a dirty war full of death and hardship, which it was, but it also was a time of great improvements in technology, technology, which eventually gave way to the massive improvements during World War II, which may now be seen as WWII. WWI saw innovations such as the tank, the flamethrower, poison gas, and a little known thing known as an interrupter gear just to name a few. Tanks were a great innovation that forever have changed the world we have today. At the beginning, men were only in the trenches, and anytime anyone wanted to gain any little amount of ground, they would get destroyed by a flurry of rifle ... ... middle of paper ... ... Web. 4 May 2014. . Rosenberg, Jennifer. "World War II Starts." World War II Starts. About.com, n.d. Web. 4 May 2014. . Sass, Erik. "12 Technological Advancements of World War I." Mental Floss. N.p., 17 Oct. 2013. Web. 4 May 2014. . "Top 10 Inventions Discovered During WWII." WAR HISTORY ONLINE. N.p., 26 Dec. 2013. Web. 4 May 2014. . "What Impact Did Technology Play in World War 2?." Answers.com. Ed. Ganderton, Peterc14, and Fixit895. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2014. .

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