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    More Americans have died during the Civil War than any other war. 620,000 soldiers died in the line of duty. Two-thirds of these didn’t die from wounds. They died from diseases such as typhoid and dysentery. Civil War medicine was not yet advanced enough to connect a lack of hygiene with an influx of disease. Lack of hygiene in hospitals and camps also contributed to the spread of disease. Placing a latrine downstream away from the clean water supply was sometimes also overlooked. Disease spread more quickly due to the foul water supply. The main killer during the Civil War, was dysentery. Victims of dysentery got severe diarrhea with passage of mucous and blood. This one disease accounted for 45,000 deaths in the Union army and 40,000 deaths in the Confederate army. That is 95,000 deaths in total from this one disease out of the 620,000 deaths from the whole war. That is 15% of all the deaths during the Civil War from one disease. Treatment for dysentery varied on who the doctor was and what supplies were available to the physician. One man who was admitted into a Philadelphia hospital for a complaint of a three month case of chronic diarrhea was treated with opium, aromatic sulfuric acid, and silver nitrate. All of these substances are harmful and toxic to the body. The man died two weeks after being admitted. Typhoid was the next biggest killer during the Civil War. Roughly 35,000 soldiers from each side of the war died from this disease. Typhoid is an intestinal…

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    made his way up to the top four years later when he built the world’s most capable liquid-fuel rocket (Neufeld, 2007). Wernher started out at the bottom of the army, but eventually became very well known world wide. Wernher realized he got himself into a job with responsibilities he did not want to take on. When he joined the rocket-building team in 1934, he had no idea their motives were to build a long-range ballistic missile. Trying to steer their attention in another direction, Von Braun…

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    Body Armor History

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    Starting off with the chain bodysuits in medieval times, body armor has evolved through many technological advances. During current military operations, Soldiers are suited up with bulletproof vests, and outer tactical vests with ballistic material for bullet resistance. The progress of body armor over many many years has gone all the was from animal skins, to chains covering a knight's body, all the way to ballistic vests, fully bulletproof suits, military helmets with bullet proof technology…

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    The Day After Analysis

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    the authors suggest that their research exposed the implausible irony that those who feared The Day After would benefit the anti-nuclear movement, may have assisted that cause by drawing media attention to the film (576). In 1983, the Cold War reached its highest level of tension since the Cuban missile crisis. Both international and domestic unrest generated a feeling of malaise in the United States (Judge and Langdon, 234). Internationally, Americans observed increased rhetoric from the…

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    had a significant impact on technology and science, being the impetus for further development of nuclear weaponry, transportation forms, electronics, biological weapons, among many other aspects of the world during this time. Most significantly, the Cold War led to major advancement in weaponry, with a large percentage of all worldwide military spending being set aside for the development of nuclear weaponry. The beginning of the 1950s saw the development of the hydrogen bomb, today also known…

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    Joint Force Disadvantages

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    maintaining a U.S. nuclear deterrence capability in terms of military utilitarianism is the opportunity cost of these forces with respect to conventional forces that are used routinely. However, the Nuclear Employment Strategy (NES) from 2013 indicated one-third less nuclear warheads than allowed under the NEW START Treaty would be an effective deterrent. The NES also recommended retiring one ICBM wing and reducing the non-strategic nuclear weapons from the Air Force. These savings would…

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    brother, Holden projects his thoughts and feelings towards Allie onto his sister Phoebe. The defense mechanism, projection, keeps Holden from constantly thinking about his brother, but at the same time leaves him obsessed with his sister. Holden uses the defense mechanism regression, when avoiding responsibility and reality. These two mechanisms are an escape for Holden to avoid reality, but over time pent up emotions are too much for Holden to bare. Holden Caulfield has gone through a…

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    with most of the world for quite some time. Following the division of the country in 1948, North Korea has been arguably the least transparent country in the world. The rise of super power nations such as the United States, Russia, and China has made North Korea even more non-transparent. North Koreans have kept much of their military research and development, space program, and every day life under tight lock down. Present day North Korea is not much different. However, their ambitions of…

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    scientist Alan Turing created one of the first functional digital computers in order to crack a secret German code. After the war ended, computational technology to advance. In 1946 Turing was tasked with creating a computer with the ability to perform nuclear calculations. His response to this challenge was the Mathematical Analyzer Integer And Computer, or MANIAC for short. The MANIAC was the first functional and reliable computer that operated using binary, the language that all modern…

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    possible GPS guided missile will fall. These technologically jammers pose a threat to commercial and military flights coming in and out of South Korea, nearing the borders of the North. Along with jammers, missiles come under the category of technological advancement as well as North Korea’s newest threat of nuclear headway. It was reported on the ninth of April this year that the communist country successfully tested a missile engine. As mentioned earlier, North Korea has made numerous threats…

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