The Invention Of The World War II

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Throughout history, war has been both a cause and a means of solving political conflict (Military Technology). The technology used in a war determines the strategies, methods, and almost every other aspect of the war (Military Technology). There have been many pivotal points in warfare driven by advancements in technology. For instance, the invention of gunpowder eventually led to the creation of many new weapons which called for changes in the way battles were fought. Nuclear weapons ended World War II and caused major tension during the Cold War. The invention of the Internet gave way to a completely new branch of warfare, cyber warfare.
The Effects of Gunpowder in Weapons
The development of gunpowder in weapons was the first step to
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This revolutionary gunpowder technology eventually rendered traditionally used swords and arrows obsolete.
Gunpowder technology in guns later spread to Europe along the Silk Roads, where it became a more tactically significant weapon than it had been in China (Xiu). Gunpowder was first used on a battlefield by the English in the 14th century at the Battle of Crecy; they used a row of cannons that fired simultaneously. The Europeans developed larger, hooped cannons made of iron and used them in siege warfare. Gunpowder technology actually ended up being what allowed the Turks to successfully breach the walls of Constantinople during their 1453 siege. Artillery could now be used to break a siege in two weeks, whereas the traditional battering rams and siege mining took six months (Johnston). This greatly reduced the effectiveness of traditional fortress walls for protection and forced leaders to focus on winning victories in the battlefield rather than building stronger cities and fortresses. This pressure drove numerous further developments in war. Once the focus of war shifted from sieges to combat, gunpowder based weapons technology started being developed for the smaller scale, more suitable for the individual soldier.
The gunpowder revolution lasted from around 1300-1650CE. In the middle of the 15th century, small arms were first created by German gunsmiths. At first, serpentines, simple triggers, were attached to the sides of hand cannons to make them possible
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