Did World War II Make World War III Impossible?

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“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”-Albert Einstein Fifty-two million souls perished in the storm of World War II. The actions engaged after World War I from the Treaty of Versailles became the ultimate cause of World War II. After World War II, the United States procured countless undertakings to insure that no greater cataclysmic event would propel the people of the world into the grasp of a one-world government. Prior to World War II, no one had the power to destroy mankind. There would be wars unrestricted in terms of weapons used, territory, or combatants involved, but nothing that would lead to mutually assured destruction. However, after World War II…show more content…
This organization was essentially the League of Nations part two except that it was far more influential with the United States as a member. Furthermore, the United Nations is ineffective because it grants permanent members (such as China, Russia, and the United States) veto power in which these nations can rarely come to a decision. In addition, instead of leaving our enemies in desolation, the United States not only handed back the seized land but decided to use the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan to stabilize and build up the defeated nations with billions of dollars in aid. Another element that changed the prospect of a future World War to come was the development of the nuclear bomb from the Manhattan Project. The atomic bomb can vaporize entire islands and cause third degree burns from over sixty miles away. This new age of advanced weapon technology would be so devastating to human civilization that the survivors of a World War III would be living in a realm where the next war would be fought with sticks and stones. The atomic bomb is the ultimate deterrent to World War III because it provides the world with mutually assured destruction. When president Truman dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it demonstrated to the world what the United States was capable of doing. Above all, World War II outlined foreign policy with policies of Containment and

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