Technological Advancements In Ww2 Essay

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Over 17 million people died in World War I. Over 60 million people died in World War II. The deaths almost tripled because of the advancements in the war. 73 years ago on September 1, 1939 Germany invaded Poland without warning sparking the start of World War II. By the evening of September 3, Britain and France were at war with Germany and within a week, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa had also joined the war. The world had been plunged into its second world war in 25 years. The technological advancements in World War II affected the wars in the following years because of advancements in weapons, inventions, and improvements in medicine. “The allies of the war were Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, India, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR (Russia), and …show more content…

In World War II the technological advancements in weapons have affected wars today. “American mustard gas experiments took place within a transnational program of Allied government human experimentation. During World War II, Britain, Australia, Canada, and the United States conducted mustard gas experiments on their own soldiers in order to prepare for the possibility of chemical warfare. Indeed, mustard gas exposure caused a wide range of pain and humiliation for the soldiers in these tests, and for some young men, the experiments were a form of torture. Some soldiers experienced immediate and severe eye injuries and damage to lungs. Most frequently, men had burns and blistering on the skin, especially on the face, hands, and underarms. They were sometimes in agony for days, weeks, and even months from the enormous, grotesque blisters and oozing sores” (Smith). The gas was an important weapon in the war but bombs were also easier for targeting the

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