The Industrial Revolution And World War I And II Essay

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Science and technology have always been necessary for the advancements of nation-states throughout history. Additionally both science and technology play extensive roles in the progression of the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and World War I and II. In the Enlightenment science and technology helped establish the heliocentric theory, Newton’s laws of motion and the law of gravitation. The Industrial Revolution focused on the transition from wood to metal and farming to industrialization. The periods of the World Wars additionally introduced technology that would affect global relations to the modern day. Although the technology of each era, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and the World War periods, was immensely different, each period needed the new scientific discoveries of the time in order to be successful.
The Enlightenment can be defined as “a sprawling intellectual, philosophical, cultural, and social movement that spread through England, France, Germany, and other parts of Europe during the 1700s.” Enabled by the Scientific Revolution, which had begun as early as 1500, the Enlightenment represented about as radical of a departure as possible from the Middle Ages. “The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, however, opened a path for independent thought, and the fields of mathematics, astronomy, physics, politics, economics, philosophy, and medicine were drastically updated and expanded.” (Sparknote Editors) For example Copernicus…

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