World War I saw several different weapon advancements that would literally change the way the war would be fought. The biggest and probably most significant weaponry advancement was the creation of the machine gun at the beginning of the war in 1914. Even though the machine gun had its problems with overheating and jamming, it was still a major killer on the battlefield. The machine gun could fire massive quantities of bullets in just a short amount of time and across a wide area. Unfortunately, the machine gun early on, required teams of men to use it which made the soldiers operating them more exposed to enemy gunfire because they were responsible for reloading and making sure the gun did not malfunction.
Many of the effects of the war are still evident in today. World War I began as a European conflict, only gradually did it develop into a world war (Ross, 6). The growing tensions between the European countries were caused by militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism. The first cause, militarism, is known as the trend toward developing military resources, both for national defense and for the protection of colonial interests. Militarism denoted a rise in military expenditure and it increased in military and naval forces.
River crossings, accidents, weather, and drowning, starvation, dehydration and Indian attacks caused most deaths. However, the main cause of death, by far, was disease. An estimated amount of six to ten percent of all pioneers became ill in some form. Around thirty thousand of the three hundred fifty thousand people on the trail suffered from a disease. The main illnesses were cholera, dysentery, mountain fever, and measles.
Many Riders ended up in hospital beds with serious injuries due to the amount of violence they received. Unfortunately for the United States, the movement received lots of negative press and when the news of what was occurring began spreading, America was greatly embarrassed. The state of Alabama was the most dangerous part of the trip for the Riders and it got to the point where U.S. Marshals had to step in to stop the violence. On September 22nd, the signs that segregated the Blacks and Whites finally came down.
These emergencies happen in every single house, and if not well dealt with, can cause serious losses. The injury might be a small one, but since it is not well taken care of, the bacteria will spread to the body and cause serious infections and in some cases, a loss of a whole body part. Also, if a wound is not tightly closed, the injured person will lose a lot of blood which is severely dangerous. Moreover, there are families consisting of several daughters, and a handicapped father. This father is facing a lot of problems as he is not capable of transporting himself, nor his daughters.
The list goes on and on. The term war also reminds us of how it spilt families apart and actually lead a lot of people to live in fear and depression because of the affects it had on people. war also reminds us of how many people actually passed on before us and how it absolutely wrecked people
Caused by a bacteria called Vibrio cholerae the waterborne illness causes extreme diarrhea that leads to dehydration, and, if left untreated, death within a matter of hours. Even more cause for worry stems from the fact that, as cholera suffers shed so much diarrhea that it often ends up in the water supply and infects even more people, continuing the cycle. As a disease that affect children and the elderly most severely, its effects can devastate whole communities as it normally appears after some type of disaster. For example, after the 2010 earthquake destroyed most of Haiti, cholera also broke out, exacerbated by the infrastructure breakdown, low access to clean water, and inaccessibility of medical
The war is where Passini death occurred. Frederic was also suffering in the war because he had a leg wound and because of the war he became and alcoholic. Catherine’s ex husband died in a war and that brought a lot of pain and suffering into Catherine’s life. The war between the Germans and Italians brought mental pain, Fredric called it the “the rotten war” because of all the mental suffering he went through. The war made Frederic pick up a habit of drinking because that’s how he coped with
One such problem was the presence of yellow fever in the region. This deadly disease brought sickness and death to many of the workers in Panama and jeopardized the completion of the project. This disease’s origin was discovered by “medical researchers who… were becoming more receptive to the idea of a relationship between mosquitoes and yellow fever” (“American Canal
The grand and vast advancement did not lead to peace but instead unto a devastating war that caused a vast loss of human life with no apparent gain (“World War I in Literature,” n.d.). World War I showed massive brutality and violence. Witnessing these outrageous events unfold led to a flood of literature regarding the effects of the war on not only the poets of war but also mankind (“World War I in Literature,” n.d.). The writings during World War I are commonly understood to consist of poetries, books and drama. Many journals, letters, and written accounts of life during this period are frequently included in this category.