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Published On: Tue, Dec 5th, 2017

6 Wars that changed history forever

Irrespective of whether people like it or not, wars have played a great role in shaping the world to what it is right now. The current political situation, the number of developed and under-developed countries are all results of wars won and lost in the past. If you have always been interested in history and the stories behind it, below are six wars you should definitely check out because they have changed your world for you.

U.S. Air Force photo by by Senior Airman Grovert Fuentes-Contreras

 

  • The French revolution

 

If you love democracy and are thriving in an acceptable society, then you should thank the French revolution that started in 1789. This war gave rise to many modern thoughts and even started the process of taxation for common people.

 

  • World War I

 

You must definitely have heard of this ugly and spiteful war that was fought worldwide for power. It is estimated that more than 30 million people died in the First World War that lasted for just four years. This war identified the biggest economic powers around the world and paved way for more destruction to come.

 

  • World War II

 

In a broader sense, most of the countries knew that the First World War would always lead to a bigger and more spiteful race in the future. The Second World War was fought for 6 years starting from the year 1939. One of the biggest results of this war was the creation of the United Nations (UN) to address conflicts and prevent further chaos.

 

  • Spanish American War

 

This war was fought between the Spanish and the American troops in the year 1898. The battle was fought to free Cuba from the rule of Spain and though the battle lasted only for three and a half months, the Spanish troops lost heavily and had to surrender and sign a treaty for peace. The 10Awesome.com site gives a lot of detailed information on facts about this particular war.

 

  • The Korean War

 

North Korea and South Korea were divided and ruled by the USSR and the United States during the Second World War. This led to a lot of chaos and revolutions that wanted both the parts to be united. In 1950, the Korean War was fought between the North and the South, ending in a treaty. Until date, there is a demilitarized zone between both these parts and they continue to operate as different entities.

 

  •  The Afgan – US war

 

In recent times, this is probably the most discussed and anxiously looked upon war. It all started with the Twin tower attack by the Taliban organization from Afghanistan in 2001. This war is still active with the US troops trying to bring to heel the Talibans. This is also the longest war in the history of the United States.

In the future, experts are predicting wars to be fought digitally and with the use of technology. One can only hope that there are no lives lost in the future for this world game of power!

Author: Carol Trehearn

The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is employing girls to operate tickers and stock exchange boards. photo/1918 US War Dept – public domain

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