What technology came from the war and how was it used after the war? New technology changed warfare in World War 2. The change in technology has increased since the last big war WW1 such as the Atom bombs, improved sea and air warfare and weapons. Ever since the beginning of time weapons have always been around. From just knives and swords to nuclear weapons and missiles, weapons have evolved throughout the years.
The tactics and technologies developed in this period changed the way we fought, and they are still used in modern combat. The Civil War was a chaotic period in American history. A united America was an incredibly tough opponent; however, a divided America was left scrambling for everything. The industrial works were in the North, the weapons manufacturers in the South. The South had to make do with the weapons they already had due to most of the resources being in the north.
This technology would change the face of war forever. The first category, weapon advances, is a very important category. Leading up to the war, weapons were changing constantly. Weapons of World War One were out of date. They were becoming more accurate, and capable of longer ranges.
All these tensions in Europe between very powerful nations led up to WW1. Even though the Build up of alliances and arms was a tremendous factor in the start of ww1 creating a state of total war. The most important underlying cause of WW1 was imperialism. The Triple Entente had the largest amount of colonies, which meant more military support and a larger budget to spend on their military forces
New weapons of war revolutionized the style of battles throughout World War One. Without the new revolutionary weapons, World War One's combat between the sides would not have transformed from a quick, noble and brief battle into a whole new representation: trench warfare. Whether it was the further use of machine guns, the amazing tanks, the certainly refined flamethrowers, or the many other new technological developments that were brought into the First World War this new style of revolutionary warfare transformed battles forever. Machine guns were the cause of many of the deadly accidents in both war fronts during World War One. The men that came out of trenches had little chance of survival if the enemy opened fire with their machine guns.
Poison Gas: Most of people assume that poison gas was used first by the German. It’s not really accurate. It was used by the French to stop the seemingly unstoppable German army advancing throughout Belgium and North-Eastern France. In one sense, it was an act of desperation but went against the 'rules' of war. However, while the French were the first to use a gas against an enemy, the Germans had been giving a great deal of thought to the use of poison gas as a way of defeating enemy.
There are many similarities between World War One and World War Two, however the nature of warfare dramatically shifted during World War Two. The scale and spread of war had significantly increased as well as the importance of technology, while plane, tanks and military technology had still been used during world war one its proper potential had not been realized till the Second World War. The rise in technology also contributed allowed powerful tactics of rapid and devastating mobility. The rise of new strategies, tactics and technology had lead to an unbelievable number of deaths in which a majority were civilians. Blitzkrieg was a very successful tactic for Germany which initially brought them success.
In Europe in 1014 it seemed very tense, this happened to spark off a war, this was then a result of millions killed. The war was fought between rival alliances of European powers: In 1878, Germany and Austria - Hungary formed an alliance9 the dual alliance) that gave them great strength in the centre of Europe. In 1892, the French and the Russians formed their own strong alliance (the dual entente) that meant Germany had an unfriendly power on each side. Soon afterwards, Germany’s most powerful soldier, general stiffen, drew up a plan that would allow Germany to beat France very quickly in any future war. This would then free most German troops to fight Russia in the east.
Fischer, the provoker of this controversy, expresses this concept of German aggression by stating that since c.1900 Germany planned, and then was able to execute a war, due to their aggressive weltpolitik; based purely on expansionism. However, although many historians have agreed with, or adapted this argument, such as the view it was a ‘calculated risk’, or an ‘escape forward’ in order to relieve Germany from their domestic pressures, many have also criticised the approach. For instance, it is interpreted by some that Germany stumbled into a defensive war in order to protect themselves, and their ally; Austria-Hungary. However, considering these aspects, it could be argued that it is most conceivable that that Germany had planned the war and their aggressive foreign policy aimed to provoke a war in order to help their plans of annexation. Fischer’s argument that the outbreak of the First World War was due to Germany’s aggressive foreign policy, with a harsh focus on annexation, can be regarded as one of much significance.
First of all the first World War happened mainly in Europe while the Second World War was fought at a global scale but they both started by a threat to the balance of power and started within Europe showing the importance that took World War II. During both wars, the Americans in battle wanted the total destruction of enemy rather than a defensive strategy. They entered war because of feeling attacked, often due to a provocation (Lusiytinia during World War I and Pearl Harbor in World War II). There is a difference due to technologic advancements in the way they fought during those wars, warfare methods differed, during World War I for example, the mobility of the soldiers was very limited, they would stay in the trenches and wait for the enemy to attack whereas during World War II, it is mainly massive bombings. ‘The most decisive a weapon is, the more surely it will be used’.