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The Effects of New Technology in World War I

Summary: In terms of weaponry and military technology, World War I set the precedent for the way all future wars have been fought. The war introduced controversial weapons such as poison gas, but it also introduced machine guns, military airplanes, high explosives, and other technological weaponry still in use today.
The Effects of New Technology and Strategies of The Great War

Wilson proudly declared WW1 as a "war to end all wars." However, ironically, the Great War was also the war where the newest and most lethal machines were experimented upon the newly mobilized troops. Only through these cold and logical experiments did strategists comprehend the bloodshed the weapons were capable of. When the weapons were unleashed, tens of thousands could be killed daily. Thus, countries adapted, copied, and utterly shattered the old ideals of warfare. The war of the past has become the war of the future through intoxicating and gunning down millions. Compare that to the atomic bombs that we have today. The weapons and strategies of the Napoleonic era were futile with these new inventions, chemical gas and the automatic weapon. This new technology forced generals to refute the strategies of old, and embrace a...

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