In what ways did the advances in technology affect the nature and outcome of warfare in the first half of the 20th century
1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War
1910-1920 Mexican Revolution
1912-1913 First and Second Balkan Wars
1914-1918 World War I
1915-1918 Armenian Genocide
1917 Russian Revolution
1918-1921 Russian Civil War
1919-1921 Irish War of Independence
1927-1937 Chinese Civil War
1936-1939 Spanish Civil War
1939-1945 World War II
But in particular I will be observing Just World War I and World War II since they incorporate a large portion of the world and also the most noticeable weapon changes.
Big weapon Advancements
1)Machines Guns became mass produced
- One individual with a machine gun turret could destroy fleets of enemies charging across no mans land.
- Gases such as mustard gas could be tossed into the enemies trenches and kill countless soldiers with in the time frame of a few weeks simply them inhaling the toxic gas.
- Not commonly found in the first world war planes could be used to spy on the enemies and could also carry bombs machine guns and gas
- A few people could torch enemies and burn down all of their buildings and soldiers within a matter of minutes leaving no where to run.
World War II
- Although they were around during the first world war, their true power wasn't shown until the second world war. The tanks could be used to penetrate into the enemies defensive lines thus making it easier to advance forward.
- Aircrafts were more widely used for offensive attacks.
- The aotmic bomb was created and it was capable of destroying an entire city with just one bomb.
How did it impact the nature and outcome of war?
For what reasons and with what success did the U.S adopt a policy of containment between 1947 and 1962
A foreign policy that had a main goal of stopping the spread of communism by the Soviet Union
How was it enforced?
- Provided monetary incentives to countries that would fend off communism and stay away from the communist system.
- Congress delegated finances to countries such as Greece and turkey. They also gave money through the Marshall plan to rebuild Europe. (though some historians seen the motivation for the Marshall plan was to place Europe in a state where they were in debt to The U.S
Created April 4th 1949
- Was an attempt to gather capitalist countries to join forces against the communist forces (warsaw pact)