The War Of The World War II Essay example

1640 Words Dec 17th, 2014 7 Pages
December seventh, 1941, 7:45 AM. As the Nazi war machine steamrolls its way through Europe, The United States of America (which has remained somewhat removed from the war) is in for a sudden, unthinkable, and very bloody shock. By the time the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is over, the Americans have suffered heavy casualties totaling 2,403 dead and 1,178 wounded, including 103 civilians, and the loss of 20 ships and 169 aircraft. This atrocity has made Japan’s intentions toward the U.S. very clear… War. Suddenly, there are enlistment signs on every corner. And some of the most extraordinary inventions were born from the massacre that ensued in the following years. Today, so many people take things for granted. Like, the microwave oven, jet airliners, blood banks, penicillin, plasma, aerosol cans and more. But all too often, people don’t realize all these things have something in common… Without World War II, they might not exist! Throughout this paper, I will show you the lasting impacts of “The War”. Perhaps the best known piece of WWII technology that has had a terrifying impact on us all is the atomic bomb. Not only has it been used to force a nation into submission and to threaten many others, the effects of the ordnance’s that were dropped can still be felt in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. While the bombs themselves and the missions carried out were successful, the loss of life and diseases that resulted forces them to be deemed nothing other than a complete,…

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