Final Paper - Star Wars on Culture
Friday, May 25, 1977, Memorial Day weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas' blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters, and the world was never the same. Whether you are a fan...
Military Technology: Progressive or Regressive?
Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five treats one of the most horrific massacres of World War II—the firebombing of Dresden. Dresden was completely wiped out by more than 3900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices dropped by the thousands of heavy...
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In which conflict did American public opinion play a larger role: the Spanish American War or the Vietnam War?
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World War II Technology
29 November, 2012
Math, science, and new inventions had a profound effect on World War II. Advancements in weapons, communication, transportation, and combat all made...
The Global Effect of World War 1
The First World War has change the aspect of European civilization. The government was transformed to fight a total war. The war changed the European union socially, politically, economically, and intellectually. European countries channeled...
Technology ("science of craft", from Greek τέχνη, techne, "art, skill, cunning of hand"; and -λογία, -logia) is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation. Technology...
“The console wars”
We have analysed the game console industry with the help of game theory to try to understand the players, their strategies, industry dynamics and boundaries and to try to predict the eventual victor. While Nintendo had the clear first...
Donald MacKenzie and Judy Wajcman
Introductory essay: the social shaping of technology
Original citation: Originally published in MacKenzie, Donald and Wajcman, Judy, eds. (1999) The social shaping of technology. 2nd ed., Open University Press, Buckingham, UK. ISBN 9780335199136
aspects in which research has provided evidence of potential impacts of new technologies such as multimedia and hypermedia. Most of the studies address literacy or reading in the early years of schooling. These technologies may be important for older readers also, particularly those that have not experienced...
Throughout history, war has been the catalyst sparking change that ultimately shapes an era. World War I is no different in this sense. The Great War led to tremendous loss of life and property. Additionally, it prompted significant technological advancement and alterations in warfare strategies....
Positive and Negative Affects After the War
After the First World War 16,543,185 people were killed all together, and millions more wounded. The Canadian corp. suffered 64,944 military deaths. Upon returning home the troops were faced with no job to return too, or no military benefits. In some...
declaring war on other nations. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand was a great chance for Germany to test their army, therefore Germany encouraged Austria to declare war on Serbia and claimed that she would provide help if Austria did that. As a result, this led to the beginning of World War I that at...
Technology is Not a Distraction, It is a Benefit
Technology is one of the most controversial and innovative subjects in recent modern history. It has been said that it’s what will preserve and cause us, the human race, to survive in the near but distant future. And then, there are those...
integration of national economies into the international economy through trade, foreign direct investment, capital flows, migration, and the spread of technology .
in an economic context, it refers to the reduction and removal of barriers between national borders in order to facilitate the flow of goods,...
Technology of World War 2
Is war on terrorism bringing peace to the world?
There is not a single day we don’t hear or read the word terrorism in media. Though the entire world is concerned by this global issue and associated in its fight, several countries declared war on terrorism with USA in the lead. Is war the right way...
POL 300 Assignment 1: The Cold War and U.S. Diplomacy
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Select a president from the table, “Presidents and Their ‘Doctrines...
The American Civil War, also known as the War Between the States, or simply the Civil War in the United States, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 in the United States of America after seven Southern slave states declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America . The states...
the first total war?
‘Wollt ihr den totalen Krieg?’ screeched the Propaganda Minister for the Third Reich, Joseph Goebbels, to a frenzied audience at the Berlin Sportpalast. ‘Ja!’ was the overly enthusiastic response. It was 18th February 1943 when Goebbels called for total war; yet what exactly...
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The new year is just around the corner, and major tech companies have promised us some...
The First World War is remembered very differently in Europe than here, in the United States. One reason for this is that the hardest years of the war were over by the time we began sending troops in 1918, the last year of conflict. Another major reason for this war’s significance, in my opinion, is...
Technology In Our Society
No doubt, technology is increasingly important in the modern world. It is
amazing how fast technology has been developed. Nearly every major advance was
invented in the last century. These invention are always planned for a positive
result, however the negative effects often...
Post-World War II American Popular Music
John W. Smith
The decade of postwar popular music can be defined by the intertwining of five important developments. These developments were 1) the rise of youth as consumer; 2) new technology; 3) the reappearance of the independent...
speculation will cause the collapse of the system. Unfortunately, the system isn't perfect...
Herst And The Spanish American War
1898, journalists, including those from the Journal, recommended caution in speculating the cause of the disaster, fearing public outrage and rioting...
Slaves who fled the plantations for protection behind Union lines during the Civil War (1861-1865). Former slaves were and important source of manpower for the Union effort. Aka Mark Twain- pen name best known for Huck fin wrote about the gilded age Battle of Little Bighorn 1876...
Churchill exclaimed, “Thank God for the French Army”. This widespread view that France was the dominant continental military power during the inter-war years was suddenly shattered by its defeat by Germany in only six weeks in 1940. May historians agree that, “The French military collapse in 1940 was...
“Nuclear Technology is the leading international publication reporting on new information in all areas of the practical application of nuclear science.” (American Nuclear Society) Today, nuclear technology is used for a variety of reasons that include weapons, medicine, food and agriculture, smoke detectors...
Primary Factors of the Great World War
On June 28, 1914, as the deafening sound of the gunshot that killed Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife echoed briskly throughout Sarajevo, the news of this unexpected assassination spread quickly throughout the world. Surprisingly, whether or not it was known...
The space race was an important aspect of the Cold War. Both the Soviet Union and the United States wanted to prove who the superior superpower was. Each had launched satellites with varying degrees of success until the U.S had ultimately landed on the moon.The space race was more than just space exploration...
characteristics attributed to war amputees returning home. While some veterans can cope with the loss of a limb or multiple limbs, the overall effects for the majority of returning soldiers is devastating. By exploring different cases from the Vietnam War and the Iraq War, many ethical issues can be addressed...
World War II
What technology was developed during World War II, and how has the technology developed during World War II impacted the world today?
Technology played a key role in determining the outcome of World War II. The high military demand for more advanced technology acted as...
industry total of stock are unsold .Honda’s simple and counterattack strategy such as massive price cuts continued to prosper during the motorcycles war. The Honda-Yamaha rivalry alarmed U.S manufacturer Harley-Davidson and Harley persuaded the U.S International Trade Commission (IT) to give it import...
Invention of the Car - Technology - 1920
In the 1920’s, the Henry Ford automobile became popular with the average family. It changed the lives of Americans and everyone that wanted a better form of transportation. The most appealing part of this automobile was the affordability for the average family...
The War Zone and the United Rubber Workers
Kelly Patrick Ramsey
Keller Graduate School
HR 586 Labor Relations
October 10, 2009
The War Zone: Decatur, Illinois
The city of Decatur, Illinois, is located 50 miles directly east of the capital city, Springfield. The city was named after the War of 1812...
World War I
World War 1 goes by many aliases – The Great War, even “the war to end all wars” – and, during the time period, these names were justly given. World War 1 was extraordinarily devastating. Nearly all of the known world was dragged into the conflict, hence the name of the war. This war was...
the Crimean War see a change in the conduct of warfare?
Carl Von Clausewitz spoke of the contribution of nation, and how it can affect warfare. He spoke of the public opinion of a nation and how it can dramatically change the resolve, politics and potential of a war. The Crimean war was perhaps the...
A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF WAR
Written by Yuzheng Shao
Translated by Lisheng Wu
Air Force Command College
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ChapterⅠ . General Introduction
To what extent was Ronald Reagan responsible for the end of the Cold War?
During WWII Stalin and the Western allies joined forces because they feared what Hitler was capable of, namely ‘world domination’.
After WWII when reconstruction began in Western Europe a bitter power struggle...
in it's existence, there has always been and always will be war. History all throughout the world holds numerous acts of war dating all the way back to the early years of civilization, up until even today's most recent problems. I believe war is a perfectly necessary action, especially when a hostile...
SOC 300 Assignment 1 The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid
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Vietnam War was a horrific experience in which many noble and heroic people lost their lives. Many people have searched for answers as to why it happened. It was not just one person’s fault. It was not Eisenhower’s for initiating tensions early, it was not Kennedy’s for not stopping the war early,...
Cold War Technology and Atomic Hysteria
The Cold War was a balancing act between creating defensive safeguards to protect us from the doomsday-type weapons that were being developed to wipe nations out. This era of rapidly advancing technology greatly progressed mankind whilst also aiming to destroy...
Why did Germany lose the First World War in 1918?
The First World War was a huge event which ended abruptly; going from huge German advances after March 1918 to Germany asking for peace later that year: they were forced from a hard hitting offensive to defeat for various reasons:
One of the key reasons...
War on Drugs
Over the past fifteen years our policies and laws have been showing some improvement in fighting drugs. One statistic shows that “experimentation among high school students has dropped from 12% a decade ago to just 1%” (Benoit and Richard), but in the same time there are some weaknesses...
The Social Impact of Technology
When we speak about the impact of technology on society, we always talk about the positive effects of technology and on how technology has brought luxury to life but forget that luxury has also brought in laziness. We talk about the Internet as an...
October 13, 2015
The internet is like a technological drug. We have become addicted to and dependent on the internet for everything. Nicholas Carr in “Is google making us stupid?”, “The flight from conversation” by Sherry Turkle, and last Brian...
The start of World War II prompted countries to make large technological advances. With the war raging all around the world, and more and more countries entering the fray, it was especially important for governments to continue to develop new technologies to get a step up on their opponents...
Science, Technology, and the Military: The Manhattan Project
Atomic weapons, and indeed the resulting dawn of the nuclear age, in the absence of military and defense-related procurement would not have been developed at all – it would not have “been developed anyway” as some critics propose. It is exceedingly...
What technologies have been used to kill people, and why?
Killing technology has been on show during the major wars in the 20th century; and the killing rate increased drastically in the last century. During 20th century major developments took place in gas weapons, small arms, large guns and weapons...
Have you ever wondered what special effects in movies were like before computer graphics, 3-D animation, and Pixar? Well, take a look at the 1970’s and 80’s and you will see. Before 1977, no one knew what a light saber was. After that, everyone wanted either a blue, green, or red saber. Such was the...
Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War
1.) Containment policy worked in Europe (Greece, Turkey, Berlin) & with Korea
2.) North Korea’s invasion of South Korean confirmed U.S. suspicions that the Soviets sought to conquer all of Asia
3.) SE Asia provided 90% of America’s...
Technology greatly affected the way in which wars were fought, especially in World War I. The inventions of the repeating machine gun, the development of poison gas, and the introduction of the first tanks caused armies to fight using the bunkering method. This allowed men to huddle in trenches along...
The Cold War was a period of hostility, fear, and tension between the United States and the Soviet Union from the end of the 1940s to late 1980s. Like what Winston Churchill said, the world has been divided by the “Iron Curtain” during the Cold War between the Communists and the capitalists. It was...
use of Computer technology in Entertainment.
“The improvements in computer technology over the past decade have made video and audio streaming commonplace, making the computer a sophisticated and powerful entertainment medium” (Haupert, 2012, p.39). The use of computer technology is not limited to...
Nuclear power is any nuclear technology designed to extract usable energy from atomic nuclei via controlled nuclear reactions.
A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force...
Technology has advantages and disadvantages, it is a powerful and popular tool in modern society.
In 2010, 71 percent of people in industrialized nations had access to the Internet. This is indicative of the popularity of technology in society. However, technology, despite its popularity, can...
Assessing the Bush Administration’s War on Terrorism after Six years
Class: Foreign Policy
Professor: Dr. Twing
Date: November 22, 2007
Submitted by: Todd Vance
The War on Terrorism, primarily taking place in Afghanistan and Iraq has been a long and hard road. It seems for...
A11 – Intro to International Relations
September 17, 2013
World War I was the first war that was considered to have occurred on an international scale. Not only was every major European power sitting at the chess table, but the war managed to draw in players from countries belonging to nearly every...
War is an ever present, controversial part of human society. With its pros and cons, pro-war and anti-war can both easily be debated. This report will examine the positive and negative effects to get a more open view of war. This topic is relevant with the current...
weapons, military conditions; competitive in technology e.g. space race and industrial advances. Both USSR and US spent exotically in defense. Despite their allying against the axis powers in the world war two, they fell in sharp differences on the post-war world’s image as they had become the worlds...