The Airplane Has Changed The Course Of The Western World Forever

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Joshua Poirrier
Mrs. Elliott
English III
9 May 2017
The Airplane Effect Orville Wright once said, “The airplane stays up because it doesn’t have the time to fall.” The ingenuity of the Wright brothers’ airplane design has changed the course of the Western world forever. The invention of the aircraft positively affected American society by providing a quicker way of traveling, having an influence on warfare, and implementing a better economy in the United States. When the aeroplane was assembled, the possibility for travel and exploration became boundless. Before airplanes, the eighteenth and nineteenth century produced the steamboat, the railroad system, the automobile, and the electric streetcar (Moss). While these were all viable
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This was a result of airplanes evolving throughout the First World War. The success of America and the Allied Powers in World War II was affected extensively by those fighter jets. They were armed with machine guns and had better engines. Even with the success of the fighter jets, ultimately, bombers had the biggest impact on America’s success in the war. Bombs cleared out squadrons of enemy soldiers in places the Allies could not travel to on foot. American bombers ended the war by dropping nuclear bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima (Dugdale-Pointon). Adolf Hitler’s foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop, wrote that one of the reasons the Allied Powers came out victorious was because of the success of their air power. Hitler agreed with this (Overy). The flying machine forever affected the world during the World Wars. One of the most notable impacts airplanes has affected not just America, but the world as a whole. Aviation keeps the whole world connected and in touch. One of the ways aviation have an effect on the economy today is by providing jobs for the world. There are 56.6 million jobs worldwide associated with aviation in some way. If the airplane industry were to become a country, it would be the nineteenth most populated country on the earth (“Social and Economic Benefits”). Airplanes also have made an impact on the economy by allowing people to travel throughout the world. This has empowered businessmen to establish better relationships with others

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