28 April 2014
War is a presence in today’s world, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. There will always be conflicts throughout the world, it is how we handle them that could affect our future. It would be nice if everyone could get along and play well, in that case we would not need any war. That’s just not the reality in the real world. There are many positives aspects of war, such as mass employment opportunities, also an economy usually gets better after a war. When a country is going to declare war, it must be sure it used all other resources to try and reason with the opposing country before a declaration is made. Many companies also have the ability to profit from wars.
Many people see the negative effects on war and oppose it; however, they fail to see what can ultimately happen if there also is no war. If no one stood in Adolf Hitler’s way who knows who we would pledge allegiance too. There are some actions you can let slide, but eventually people like Hitler get a little taste of power which can lead to devastating consequences. Another instance would be why we went to war after September 11 2001. Prior to that the United States was not involved with Afghanistan. The U.S. even helped arm and finance Afghanistan during their conflict with the Soviet Union to what is now known as Operation Cyclone. Yet the U.S. was bombed on the basement of the World Trade Center in 1993, luckily many people were not killed that day. Then in October 2000 a US navy ship (USS COLE) was attacked by al Qaeda in a port in Yemen. These were anticipated attacks by a rogue group of people. Finally, on September 11, 2001 we were attacked once again this time leaving a much more devastated outcome. Enough was enough and President Bush declared war on terrorism on 20 September 2001. We went on and fought for our freedom.
Another major role that has a huge effect on a country would be to hurt them...
During WWII the United States took part in a new method of fighting the enemy: biological warfare. This way of fighting proved to be effective in both monetary cost and the toll taken in human lives. The United States and Great Britain developed the technology to make bombs out of the deadly anthrax virus. These were to be shot at enemy territory which would cause a widespread outbreak of anthrax virus. It was thought that the leftover anthrax spores would die after a given amount of time and the bombed area would once again become inhabitable. This turned out to not be true, and the island turned into a biological wasteland.
A treaty was signed between 143 countries in 1972 to curb the use of biological warfare. This banned all development, use, and possession of biological weapons. Banning biological weapons is the best move that could have been made in that situation. While they can be very effective, their full effects are not fully understood enough for them to be legal. Like in the case of anthrax testing during World War II, many biological weapons have the capacity to have a severe negative effect on the environment.
Developing biological weapons has the potential to be very dangerous- not only to the environment but to the human population as a whole. Just a few small changes to a virus can go out of control and threaten the wellbeing of an entire area. Biological weapons are developed to be destructive,...
...made by Staphylococcus aurous causes food poisoning. Can be a biological weapon through the air. Getting into the respiratory tract makes a syndrome that can cause death.
There are many protective equipment and measures when biological warfare gets involved. Includes masks and clothing. Agents in the air don’t go through unbroken skin. Few can stick to clothing or skin. Specialized clothing in wartime is made allowing the organisms to not stick.
Biological warfare and the use of microorganisms as weapons are not going away. Every new decade more and more advances are coming along, more combinations, and deadlier strains. More dangerous and lethal combinations for weapons. Whenever there is war, there is always a threat of biological Warefare and these bad boys are going to try to be used for very dangerous and lethal purposes.
...What is trench warfare and why was so much of World War 1 dominated by this method of fighting? How did trench warfare affect the duration of the war?
The Great War had many causes both short and long term. In Europe in the early 1900’s the major powers were England, France, Germany Russia, and Austria Hungry. Each of these countries has an extreme sense of nationalism and imperialism that thrives on the glory of the battle. England in this time had stretched its empire all over the globe. Germany had one of the strongest armies in the world. France believed in “élan”, which was a sense of feeling or being within each Frenchman. Elan was a sort of mystical charm that would encompass the soldier’s nationalism into the battle. This notion of glory and victory had spurred many of the wars that had come across Europe for thousands of years.
There were many strategies during WWI. Russia in this time had the largest land army in the world. And by their huge force alone thought they could take down any country that was in their path. Germany also had a huge land army not as big as the Russians but trained and ready for the toughest battles. A couple of Germany’s plans started with success. The Schlieffen plan or the “swinging door” was a plan for the Germans to pass through the Low Countries and swing down France and take the country. It started with some success but the English and French forces stopped the assault and quickly turned the swing door plan into a standstill....