Human Progress in the Twentieth Century Despite Two World Wars

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The world in the 20th century went through the destruction of World War I and World War II and the hazard of a nuclear war in the course of the Cold War and coped to revolutionize themselves with essential developments within their societies. The world, as a whole, has advanced more than it has suffered during the turbulent 20th century because of the advancements of innovations and human right, despite the demolition of the two World Wars.
The 20th century inflicted the greatest suffering to the world with the devastation of two World Wars. A political commentator and an author named Ann Coulter once assumed, “We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet–bombed German cities; we killed
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Invention of antibiotics in 1940s protected humans against various deadly infections. Consequently, the life expectancy of humans has increased during the 20th century. At the beginning of the 20th century, the life expectancy of humans had been around 50 years yet, near the end of the century, it increased to 78 years. Accordingly, the 20th century benefited humankind based on the growth of technology.

The 20th century also enriched the human society by the advancements of human rights. In both the developed and underdeveloped nations, women took a greater role in society during this time. In the United States, women had a role of taking over the machines in the factory while the men had to battle in the war. However, when the war ended, men went back to factories, which compelled the women to lose this sensational opportunity of having a job in a factory. This loss motivated the women to fight for a greater role by attempting to attain their freedom and desired rights. Around the 1920s in the United States, women finally received their right to vote in national elections. In addition to women, minorities all over the world received greater rights and freedom and were able to enrich the society with their contribution. In the United States, despite the 13th amendment of the constitution freed all African Americans slaves in 1865, they continued to struggle to attain equal rights during the first
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