Initially, gunpowder made several changes through history, starting with making the state of warfare completely different. Militaries started using gunpowder as a key component for their weapons. Starting with using it as a propellant for unguided rockets and to shoot the cannon. The Chinese were the first to come across gunpowder therefore they had hands on gunpowder which enhanced their weapons greatly compared to others (Gunpowder.c-1). The Chinese’s discovery of gunpowder gave the Chinese a great advantage, going into any type of war, and after awhile they were ahead of everyone else in warfare.
However, the arms race acted as a strong deterrent through promise of 'Mutually Assured Destruction' and also creating a limited war due to the capacity of the nuclear weapons. The nuclear arms race made the world a more dangerous place; it evoked a threat coming from the two world superpowers. The destruction capacities of this developed nuclear weapon have increased thousand times more than the atomic bomb. The world greatly changed when the USA exploded the Hydrogen bomb in 1952; following by the Russians creation of the Hydrogen bomb in 1953 this led to the world becoming a much more dangerous place. This stimulated the arms race and creating a resilient competitive atmosphere between the world powers.
One example of the new weapon was the long-range rocket and improved rifles to shoot at a farther distance. Pistols were always used in a combat if the solider cant uses his rifle. They are known to reload faster the rifle. More people or enemies were killed because of the new technology. The atomic bomb was a big part in World War 2, there were more deaths from a long distance and the people who did not get hit still had some sort of effect.
(Rodreyer, Smith) The creation of the bomb was considered by many scientists during the 1930’s and 1940’s. Mainly because It was thought that another force would be creating a mass destructive device similar to what the scientists had in mind. This whole project took a course of several years and much dedication. This project is known as, “The Manhattan Project.” The Manhattan Project was the code name for the U.S. creation of the atomic bomb during World War Two. An atomic bomb is a powerful explosive weapon that derives its force from the sudden release of energy in a nuclear reaction called fission, or splitting, of the nuclei of such heavy elements as plutonium and uranium.
We started out with just simple rifles guns than as the war lead on we started making newer weapons we had machine guns to start the war off. Now just when you thought that was rough the worst thing I believe that really affect people in the war was gas. If you didn’t wear a gas mask you slowly start to die and it just wasn’t you inhaled it and died it was like minutes of pain full death. During the war they started using zeppelin it was a thing that carried over machine guns and bombs but it was banded because it was to easily shot down. The beginning the tanks could only have 3 people and only go 3 mph, later on they got tanks to fit 10 people and go up to 4 mph but they could not go through the trenches.
After being stripped of the right to build artillery guns according to the Treaty of Versailles, they began to develop missiles, like the V1 and V2, so as to replace the need for long-range combat support. During World War 2, the Germans developed the world's first operational combat fighter Jet, the Messerschmidt 262. This jet, despite being limited in numbers, provided a substantial fear factor amongst the Allied bomber crew headed to German cities. The Germans also developed the first military helicopter, which was used as aerial reconnaissance. Another amazing development was the 'Blitzkrieg' doctrine, which utilized shock troopers and mobile units to strike hard and fast into the enemy's territory; a tactic still used in modern warfare, especially in the 1991 Gulf War.
During WWII, Russia, Britain, and the United States of America (USA) were the three main forces known as the Allied Forces battling against the Axis Powers: Germany, Japan, and Italy6. WWII was a brutal war marked with significant human loss and suffering. The technology during the war had vastly improved since WWI and the Axis Powers work feverishly to develop novel weapons that would guarantee a victory in their failure. This lead Germany to construct rockets, namely the V-2 rocket that
The earth’s atmosphere was limiting how far we could see into space, so astronomers decided to bypass the atmosphere. The idea of a space telescope has been around for many decades, but only recently became a reality. The first proposal of a space telescope can be traced back to nineteen twenty three. Hermann Oberth known as the inventor of modern rocketry technology proposed that a telescope could be sent into space using a rocket. In the nineteen seventies the vision for a space telescope would become a reality.
Jack Johnson 11/2/07 Gunpowder in the Renaissance Gunpowder has had good and bad affects on the world throughout the course of history. Gunpowder had the most significant impact on warfare in the Renaissance because of the introduction of small arms, artillery, and new tactics. Small arms in the Renaissance might have had the largest effect of all. The first small arm developed was the harquebus. It was a matchlock weapon and the soldier who wielded the weapon was called a harquebusier.
The history of catapults Catapults have been a very dangerous siege weapon was first made in 399 BC and used for war uptill ww1 and still used today to launch people in the air thousands of feet just for a thrill. The Greek Dionysius the elder of Syracuse was trying to invent a new type of weapon was trying to invent a new type of weapon and invented the catapult in 399 BC and became the essential siege weapon threw uptill ww1. Although they have changed over the years for certain purposes and decreased in size like in ww1 they used a very small version of a catapult to throw hand grenades against enemy infantry. Its bigger brother the trebuchet was made in 1200 and uses a counter weight to throw heavy objects up to 350 feet in the air. The last one was used in 1521 at the siege of the Aztec capital.