Technology and World War II

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Essential Question

How did Technology affect World War II?

Summary of Content

Technology decided the outcome of world war II. Technology enabled mass destruction by deadly weapons. The development of these technologies lead to creation of the worlds deadlies warfair. Atomic bombs, fighter jets, and tanks are just a few outcomes of world war II's technology.

Content

World War II, or WWII marked a major step for mankind. It showed great human significance to human power and mankind. World War II pushed countries to build weapons of mass destruction and many other technologically advanced weapons.

The Atomic Bomb marked a major turning point in World War II. The Atomic bomb was very significant to the scientific community and sparked a series of laboratories to further harness the power of nuclear fission. The bomb itself gave enough power in an individual air craft to level a whole city. An arsenal of armed planes could wipe out an entire country over night. Such power could drastically change the world for better and for worse.


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Airplanes where flipped from passenger vehicles to war machines. Most of World War II was fraught in the air and caused many casualties. The Japanese trained suicide bombers, called Kamikazes, to crash the planes into targets. Radar, used to detect airplanes, was also used in missiles causing deadly aim and killing many aircrafts. The allies required such effort in there missiles that when massed produced some became duds.

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Germany was a big threat in technological war fair. Germany's industrial status allowed creation of tanks and other war machines to further strengthen Germany's power hungry status. In the 1940's, Germany sought to take over France. Germany's Luftwaffe, or air force, was the strongest know air force of the time with 8,250 fighter planes. Frances 740 fighter planes where quickly destroyed allowing Germany to take control.

Ships also played a major roll in World War II. The development of SONAR, or marine radar, was used to improve the technological war far through ships. In Japans attack on pearl harbor. Submarines where sent in undetected because of there ability to glide shallowly over the sea floor, thus undetected by sonar. Pearl Harbor


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With the deadly technology described above, survivors hit with this new technology needed new medicine to save their lives. This demand for new medical miracles created an explosion of Medical cures. Solders could survive having lost their legs and arms. A shot to the head or chest was considered a serious injury but was not always deadly. World War II gave doctors a chance to create medical miracles and thats exactly what they did.

Technology greatly impacted the outcome of World War II. The Atomic Bomb ended World War II when America dropped two atomic bombs, the little boy and the fat man, on Heroshima and Nagosoki. America in World War II

Analysis

Technology played a very important role during and after World War II. The war's demand for weapons and deadly technology lead to the creation of weapons of mass destruction. In the end, technology was the deciding factor in World War II when America bombed Japan with the atomic bomb to end the war.

Conclusion

To conclude, technology drove and decided the final outcome of World War II. World War II created a demand for high tech deadly weapons and by the end of World War II, the Atomic bomb was created. The Atomic bomb had the ability to kill millions on impact and also had the power to kill survivors after the explosion by radiation poison. Besides the Atomic bomb, the war created swift tanks, deadly jet planes, and advanced ships equipped with radar, planes, and explosives. Although the war created a new century of peace, is the world as we know it safer knowing this technology exists today?

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