Blog Prompt 2: How has war evolved from the past to present

19 Jul

War is something that is happening for a very long time for the past thousands of years. War is something that nobody will want because it takes away peace. But, how has war evolved from the past to the present? War still have its characteristic today – violence and killing. Everyone knows that war is about killing and taking away lives from innocent people.

In the past, people fight with swords, cannons and arrows. As the technology improves gradually, guns were introduced into war with faster and more accurate kills. Then, bombs were created and lastly, the most destructive warfare weapon – atomic bomb. With these powerful weapons evolved, the violence in war has also increase. There will be cases where a bomb will kill innocent people. In the past, swords and arrows would not take out as much lives. At present, an atomic bomb can kill thousands in a split second, and deal long term effects. That is something we humans would never try to think of using.

In the past, war comprises mainly of physical kills and manpower, Now, we need lesser manpower than before. This is because of the introduce of atomic bombs. War happening now is mainly of chemical uses like guns and bombs. The consequences of using atomic bombs are unthinkable as we look back at history. We see the plight and hardships the Japanese suffered during the World War II. They were being tested by the atomic bombs. We could see from past accounts that it took away many lives instantaneously.

In conclusion, with the rapid development, war has indeed evolved a lot from the past to present, We rarely use swords and arrows during war due to low accuracy. Therefore we prefer modern and high technology weapons like guns and bombs which can deal a huge damage. Technology has really changed the world a lot. Who knows that might be a more deadly warfare weapon than atomic bombs in the near future,



Posted by on July 19, 2011 in Uncategorized


7 responses to “Blog Prompt 2: How has war evolved from the past to present

  1. David Lu

    July 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I like how you used a sort but precise summary to reflect the changes of war. However, there is one thing I disagree. War is not all about violence or killing. Sometimes, war is needed, to defend one’s country from a wipeout. War is merciless, but the soldier may not neccessarily be. War just forces man to turn on man.
    David Lu 2o304

  2. Tseng Chun Yi

    July 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    The blog post is short and concise to the point but did you try to draw parallels with the recent upheavals in the Middle East countries? Did you finds anything intriguing between the war a few centuries ago and Arab Spring. I feel that one very importance difference between the two is how Youth has started to mind and to take note of their surroundings and news. In the past, war is something kept away from the kids and the younger generations, but perhaps with the advancement of technology, social media websites, has encouraged them to place an extra effort to understand current issues. The world is shaped by the Youth nowadays as they have the power to change whenever the situation doesn’t suit their taste. A long time ago, Youth were probably staying at home or in the fields harvesting the grains.

    These are just my views πŸ™‚
    Chun Yi

  3. Lam Sze Tung

    July 25, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Hi Wen Feng , I think that this post is very well organised , you started off with the introduction , pros , cons and finally concluded with a conclusion . I think that this would aid people in reading as the contents are systematic.

    I totally agree with you that wars are very brutal and destructive. However , I would like to comment on your second sentence : ” Everyone knows that war is about killing and taking away lives from innocent people.” , are wars really all about this ? I concede that war are of this nature but what about the other issues ? For example , in the American Civil War , the war was fought for the purpose of emancipation , people were willing to die . And war is not about killing , war is about the want for more resources , people start wars not to kill , unless you are talking about ethnic cleansing .

    I disagree with your third paragraph, atomic bombs are not the cause for the need for lesser manpower , also , it is not true that lesser manpower is needed . In the recent wars , more and more manpower was needed as war happened in bigger areas and more people were needed to operate the machines .

    In the last paragraph , where you say that “Technology has changed the world a lot ” , you might want to link it back to war as it is , after all , what this post is supposed to be all about. You might wish to say that ” Technology has caused the machines to be more sophisticated and thus has caused more weapons of mass destruction to be created . Increasing technology has also caused new and deadlier weapons to be created ….. ”

    These are just my opinions , you may want to take them into consideration . Anyways , I think you did a good job on your post , keep it up !! πŸ™‚

    Lam Sze Tung 2O310

  4. chuabingrui

    July 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Hi this is Darrel. Well, just a few comments. Your posts has been revolving about manpower and the use of weapons. Maybe you can consider the torture tactics which have changed over time? Has it become more cruel? Also, I do not agree that lesser manpower is involved in war. Firstly, no country’s president would ask fewer soldiers to go to the battlefield; they would definitely ask the whole army to fight for the country, therefore, it is not a matter of lesser manpower in this case as all countries want to have a clear win and edge over the other country. We are talking about war, which will cause the lose of land, resources and lives, therefore, all the countries involved would definitely go all out and use all the manpower they have.

  5. JieHan

    August 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I like your post as it is rather organised and clearly distributed into various points. I believe you could include an example of a recent war for your point on technology, however, I think that you have written well. You have included an introduction, introducing the topic on war and hence, started to talk more about it. I believe this is a rather excellent post, as you have well introduced the topic before getting straight into your opinions.

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  7. Ng Qiyuan

    August 7, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Short and precise. The way you present this post seem rather cold blooded but that is not the problem. I like the way how you catergorised it into different points like how the technology have improved from the past to modern times. However, just 1 point to note. War is not just about violence and killing and not just about taking lives from innocent people. Sometimes, war is FORCED upon you and you have to fight in order to protect. If this is the case, then it is for another purpose

    Ng Qiyuan 2o319


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