The progress made in the 20th century is staggering. Advancements in science, medicine and technology alone have brought incalculable benefits to human beings. Yet on the darker side, the 20th century was also the most violent time of human history. Two world wars, the massacres of Stalin, the Holocaust of Hitler, and many other such events killed over hundreds of millions of people and inflicted extreme suffering on hundreds of millions more that will make this period in time and period that will be remembered forever.
The century had a trend toward weapon improvements. It wasn't until the 20th century that weapons became common in war and on the streets. The 20th century brought automatic firearms, missiles, and nuclear warheads. There are countries with stockpiles of weapons so powerful that they could destroy the world with the push of a button. Propaganda helped increase war production by falsely misleading the public into believing they were supporting the right thing.
During Stalin’s reign, he didn't kill so many million Russians because of some evil inborn of his nature but because he had to eliminate those who refused to willingly turn over property and wealth to the state. Thus, the people who supported industrialization are as responsible for the death of those millions because they failed to understand that such violence would be the ending result.
Hitler quickly turned Germany into a totalitarian dictatorship in which all social and economic societies were with the Nazi Party. Up until the start of World War II the terror was relatively small compared to the murder, imprisonment, and harassment of Jews, homosexuals, and even the mentally ill of WWII. After the beginning of World War II, the murder and extermination was put in motion on a large scale. Some were worked to death in slave labor camps. Some were killed in gas chambers. Some were left to die in concentration camps and many others were killed in a line fashion in concentration camps. This hideous time in human history became known as the Holocaust. This was a horrible type of violence that should outrage us.
Hitler, in my thought and also be seen in the book “Physicists”. The doctor spies on Mobies, to figure out his knowledge and she wants to take over the world with it. She always says how much power she has and how much money she has. This represents militarism and she is going to establish a dictatorship and dominate the earth and the noble people walk right into the trap.
Violence has influenced lives because violence isn't as what it used to be. As...