Disasters Caused The World Since The Beginning

1500 WordsNov 5, 20156 Pages
Calamities have plagued the world since the beginning. The twentieth century, no exception. Millions lost their lives in World wars one and two, diseases spread like wild fire in foreign countries, and poverty was striking the world. Isolated events bearing striking similarities to these were in no short supply either. At this time, no event may have been worse than the sinking of the Titanic. The European designed and manufactured luxury ship boasted a length of 883 feet and was described, billed and sold as “The unsinkable ship”. This behemoth, massive ship weighed well over fifty thousand tons and dominated the Atlantic for her maiden voyage. The Titanic, like many other entities of the time, was not immune to calamity. Off the coast of the United States of America, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the ocean. Claiming over one thousand lives, the wreckage of the Titanic left few survivors. But, results of a new study indicate the Titanic may have a hidden secret, one that was not intended for the world to find out; a secret flaw that may have decided the fate of thousands in a minute. In the words of John F. Kennedy in the 1960’s regarding yet another calamity of the era, a day that will live in infamy. The world the passengers of the titanic knew was a world of difference compared to our own. Much of the world in Europe was seperated a single line, the line of poverty. The higher class were business owners and monopoly caretakers. While the poor
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