Events That Pushed Us Into An Age Of Human Progress During The Twentieth Century

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In this paper I will be discussing significant events that pushed us into an age of human progress during the twentieth century. From the first flight conducted by the wright brothers in 1903 to the development of the Atomic bomb that ended the second World War, the allied nations became increasingly technologically advanced, more politically charged, and moved away from traditional imperialism allowing for former colonies to become independent nation states. These advancements in human civilization came at a cost. Many of these technologies, ideals, and new borders were born from the conflicts between global superpowers in the struggle for world supremacy and self security. The United States, the front runner of democracy, and The Soviet Union, the first communist country, in a nuclear stalemate pioneered space travel, jet propulsion, and made break throughs in all fields of science in order to stay ahead of each other. Although human achievement was escalating at a much higher rate by the end of the twentieth century many of these accomplishments came at the cost of millions lives in multiple wars, genocides, and internal affairs. Even at the beginning of the twentieth century before World War 1 scientists were beginning to make major breakthroughs, like Albert Einstein who came up with the theory of relativity in 1906 which not only had an impact on the scientific community but also in philosophy and morality (Civ P&P, 855). It wasn’t until 1914 that the…

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