How Does War Change Us?
How Does War Change Us?
Advancements in Technology
The bomb devastated the Japanese population leading to them being immobilised.
Forced the Japanese people to stop fighting in World War 2 as they had to focus on rebuilding their country.
Countries build up nuclear weapon arsenals
Countries become aware of the devastation of nuclear weapons, which has lead to peace and stability in the world today
British codebreakers used Colossus to help to read German coded radio messages during World War II.
This lead to Britain and the Allied powers to gain leverage in WW2.
This technology created lead to computers being created in the future.
Without this technological advancement we wouldn't be able to have the electronics we do today(ex. laptops, phones, tablets.)
It allowed Germans to communicate without being detected.
This allowed Germany to be in control throughout the beginning of WW2.
Smarter technology is developed for civilians to use
Touch screen is made through the advancements of smart technology.
The Jet Engine
Britain developed a successful jet engine in order to create an early jet fighter.
This allowed the British Army to have a strong in WW2.
From early models, people were able to develop more advanced jet fighters to utilize in future wars.
Airforces throughout the world have become stronger as fighter jets have become more technologically advanced.
It allowed navies to contain more people, and transport more soldiers across seas.
It overall made the navies stronger, making WW2 to also be fought at sea as well.
The US altered the aircraft carrier to make it more efficient and powerful.
This allows the US to have the strong navy it does today
Changes in Social Roles During WW2
Changes in Women's Roles
Millions of jobs needed to be tended to as millions of men joined the army
Women were expected to take on major job roles, even though before there war these kinds of job would never be offered to them
Changing workforce brought challenges to society like child care and equal pay for women. This is still a struggle in today's society.
Changes in African American Roles
New economic opportunities were created for African Americans, specifically in defense plants.
African Americans were offered more job opportunities, but were still paid less than white Americans.
The African Americans gained a lot of experience from WW2 which helped them with the civil rights movement in the 1960's.
Effects of Total War on Civilians and Cities
Through a nuclear bomb(Total war), the city of Hiroshima experienced devastating effects on the infrastructure of the city
This caused the city needing to be completely rebuilt and redesigned
Countries saw the devastation of the nuclear warfare, which has reframed them from using them in warfare since
Civilians that lived in Hiroshima lost their homes and even their businesses
Civilians spent years after WW2 trying to rebuild what they had before
View of Others/Discrimination
Effects of Dehuminzation on Jewish and Japanese People During WW2
Effects on Jewish People
Mass amounts of Jewish people were murdering in the Holocaust
Jewish people were stripped of all their rights making it impossible for them to migrate of Germany
After WW2, Jewish people had a hard time integrating back in society because of how people viewed them
Effects on Japanese People
Japanese were forced out of their homes and into camps in which they were secluded from other Americans.
The Americans compensated for this by utilising propaganda against the Japanese people.
Japanese people had to rent out any land owned and were forced into selling their businesses
When Japanese people tried to regain their land, it was impossible as the US government had put the land into storage.
Jewish people requested helped from Americans during WW1 but were declined because of the Great Depression
This was because Americans were worried about their economy crashing and additionally didn't want their safety to be threatened as they heard negative comments about the Jews.
Around 6 million Jewish people live in the United States today
Syrian Refugees looked for help from the US as well, but were also declined as Syrians were seen as a threat to American people.
Obama has taken action because he believes it is against America's moral values to neglect these refugees and leave them helpless.