Effects Of War On The American Civil War

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Before the Great war, the Europeans viewed war in a romantic sense. They viewed war as something to look forward to as it is a step toward manhood and helping your country rise up. But, Robert E. Lee’s quote about the American Civil war, “It is well that war is so terrible, otherwise we should grow too fond of it.” would ring true for the Europeans after World War I is over. The new technology coming from the Industrial Revolution had rewritten the rules of war. In the days of the Napoleonic wars, it was impossible to kill a whole squadron within a matter of seconds as a musket took about a minute to reload. In World War I, there came the invention of the machine gun and poison gas. These weapons could kill hundreds of men easily and

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