As terrible as they were, large-scale wars that affected the planet contributed significantly to the advancement of technology. And as far as wars go, no war in the history of man was as terrible, or as large-scale as the second World War.
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Fresh from the destruction caused by the first World War, or the Great War, the minds behind World War II were quick to improve on whatever technology that had come out of the previous war.
Since World War II has been the biggest war to date, it’s only natural that the tech advancements then were unparalleled in terms of scale and application. It should also be noted that the tech that had been developed in the middle of the war was so mind-blowing that both sides did all they could to steal or copy from each other.
The technological jump that occurred in World War II encompassed almost everything you could think of, from weapons and support (logistics) to communications technology and medical equipment. Vehicles such as heavy duty tanks, submarines, and jet fighters were created. New ways of communicating were developed. It was a great time to be an innovator.
Unfortunately, one of the final and most awe-inspiring inventions also turned out to be most destructive, as the atomic bomb was used to end the war by devastating Japan.
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