It is evident that in all walks of life that the past has helped shape the present, and will always continue to forge away at creating a new future. For some, the past cannot be forgotten and will always be a major part of their present life, and how they got there.
ARMS RACE AND THE WAR
The Second World War is an event which has shaped human history. The war was a dark time as in the side of human nature, and the unnatural lengths that we will go to but was also a great time for the advancement of science and technology. The world was thrusted into a new period, in which to survive, you had to be ahead of the game tactically, and with technology. New weapons of war were being created on all sides of the world, and at an alarming rate. This caused the world to be transformed over night. Due to this, the world drastically changed. The Second World War caused this mass expansion of weaponry to be created, and the advancement of technology. Without this event, we would not be at this technological era that we are in at this moment in time, we would be slightly far back. The Second World War had a massive impact on us, it showed us that we cannot simply let someone get away with terrible crimes. Below is a few images I have gathered of weapons, technology and vessels created during the war.
THE WAR AND IDEOLOGY
Adolf Hitlers hunger for world domination and to completely eradicate people of the jewish religion, was started in Germany. This where the event began, in 1936. Slowly and surely Adolf changed peoples opinions and manipulated them into believing lies. This changed the ideology of the time, and what peoples beliefs were. By creating a political party, and an army, Hitler was able to start a revolution on a small scale. In turn, the caused many peoples ideas and thoughts of people of the Jewish religion to change, and then listen to Hitlers thoughts a lot more. As Hitler’s power grew stronger and expanded at an exponential rate, the power and reputation of the Jewish people rapidly deteriorated. The ideology of one man changed the thoughts of millions of people through simple political rallies and speeches. This was revolution on massive scale. The rallies had a major impact on the country of Germany. They changed everyones thoughts, and let the worlds more terrible man rise to control a vast army. It was the beginning of the worst period in history that the world has even seen. Below are some images and a video of Hitler’s many political rallies that he held.
IDEOLOGY AND PROPAGANDA
Hitler changed many people’s ideas and beliefs, but to make sure that these people continued to agree with him he had to make implement it into everyday living. One of the ways he done this, is by the use of media and propaganda. By using cartoons, Hitler was able to instil the Nazi beliefs into the young children of Germany, which in turn, meant that they would grow up with these beliefs and it would be the norm to them. Below is a short cartoon which was shown in Germany to young children.
“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” is a quote from Hitler. This shows us that he knew exactly what he was doing, and how to manipulate people through the media and propaganda. The propaganda had a big impact on the people of Germany. It made them cement their new beliefs in place, and made everything that they were doing seem okay. By using many different posters, Hitler was able to make the society of the time seem fine and acceptable to the people, and hide the honest truth from them. A few of the posters that Hitler used are below.
PROPAGANDA AND GENOCIDE
As Hitler’s propaganda took on full effect, and he had persuaded most of Germany to completely support him and his views, then the even darker side of his nature came out. Hitler thought that all of the Jewish community was dirty and wrong, and even more so, that they should be removed from life on earth. He set up what he called “Labour Camps” for Jewish people to go to and work, separate from the rest of Germany. The Holocausts, as they became known, were a home of torture and pain. The Nazi’s controlled the jews, almost as pets in the camps. They were free to torture and abuse them, without anything bad coming back on them. It was a place of pure evil, with the Nazi’s beliefs at the heart of it. The impact that the camps had on us is still present to this day. It showed us how far someone can go to, simply because they dislike another person. The show us that no matter what, we should never let someone who has hatred in their heart, run a country or even be allowed power. The camps weren’t publicised in the media, as Hitler and the Nazi’s knew that it was so shocking, that people would lose faith in him. There would have been a new revolution against him, from his own people if they learned the horrible truth about what was happening. Below are some images and a video of the holocausts.
Life will always be a series of events which, in turn will alter later events which come after them. They will always hammer away at creating a new future and changing the present. The world cannot forget the past and must always use it as a template to look at situations and how to solve them.
– THE MAD MAN WITH A BOX.