Positive Outcomes Of The Second World War

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The chaos and confusion formed in Europe after World War I laid the foundation for what would soon be a global war even more devastating than the first, and only two decades later. The Second World War was an onslaught of the western hemisphere originally brought on by Germany, and then followed by Italy and Japan. Millions died on both sides of the war, either fighter for mass unity or mass freedom. It was a dark age of mass genocide towards Jews and other minorities in Germany, as well as the deaths of thousands resulting from the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. Not much came from the war, other than the ash and rubble of cities that required reconstruction, except for one outcome. The one positive outcome of the war was the advancement in …show more content…
One form of medicine was the first effective sulphonamides that could be used for a variety of infections, called “M+B”. Before the war, the pharmaceutical firm May and Baker produced the ‘M+B 693’sulphonamide for treatments such as sore throats, pneumonia, and gonorrhea. It wasn’t until the war broke out that they began mass producing ‘M+B 693’, and eventually developed ‘M+B 760’ to fight off infections as well. Another medical advancement was mass creating penicillin on an industrial scale, and eventually developing several different strains of it to increase potency which saved hundreds of lives on the battlefield. Another major advancement was in the immunization of tetanus during the war. Work on tetanus may have started in WWI, but didn’t fully take off or become tested until WWII. It proved exceptionally well when “of the 17,000 men wounded at Dunkirk and who had been immunized before…none got tetanus” (Medicine and World War Two). Other notable medical advancements included the growth of blood transfusion, investigation into mosquito bites, and the use of gas masks to cope with chemical warfare. All of these advancements would eventually benefit society after the …show more content…
During the war, there was a great pressure in trying to keep messages between allied forces a secret from enemy eavesdroppers. The numerous methods to contact each other in utter secrecy and security included placing spies across enemy lines, training and sending carrier pigeons, as well as electronic encryption systems. These paved the way for government secrecy regarding information leaks, as well as personal private communication between people. With these encryption systems also came along communication decryption for these encrypted enemy transmissions. After the Germans developed the encryption machine, called an Enigma, Allied forces eventually obtained these machines and developed decryptions for the devices. Schools were created to teach soldiers how to decipher these codes, and eventually influenced a number of other areas. Such fields as computer science and electronic communications gained a lot from these encryptions and decryptions in the form of improved security. Just as today, we have guaranteed privacy when it comes to some forms of communication, but there are people trained to bypass it now just as there were people back

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