Effects Of World War II On The World

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Final Exam
Christy Brown
May 2, 2015

Prompt 6: Although the war ended in 1945, the effects of World War II are widespread throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. International relations, technological development, economic growth and failure, social upheaval, and many other areas of life were influenced by the war. Explain how World War II influenced the world since 1945.

Many changes have occurred in the world today as a result of World War II. Many of those changes include economic growth and failure in various countries, improved or strained international relations between countries, and probably most importantly, vast technological advances in several countries. Many of the differences between post-World War II and pre-World War II are not immediately visible to the untrained observer, especially in the area of technological advances. It is safe to say, however, that the world would not be what it is today had World War II not brought about the vast changes that it did. As we discussed in class, post war really started in the middle of the war, during 1942, where various optimistic countries started to make plans for after they won the war. On the first of January, 1942, the Allies got together and signed the Declaration by United Nations, which basically outlined the war aims of the Allied Powers. In August of 1943, the UN established the four policemen, which consisted of the USSR, UK, China, and the United States. These were the…
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