What happened during WW2? In the span of 6 years we see

What happened during WW2? In the span of 6 years we see
>countries using wood biplanes at the start into fielding jet fighters by the end
>ICBM's being developed in a very crude form
>tanks going from 5 ton shitboxes armed with machine guns to things that could compete on a modern battlefield if given modern optics/composite armour packages
>armies primarily using bolt action rifles to effective assault rifles and smg's being designed and distributed
There's just innumerable light year leaps in weapons technology in such a short span of time i couldn't even list them all here. I'm just curious if there's even the possibility to see something like this ever again.
>pic for attention because early war tanks are cute and deserve love

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    using wood biplanes at the start into fielding jet fighters by the end
    Most WWII biplanes (except for naval) were early early 1930s designs and good enough for many situations. WWII biplanes weren't far slower than monoplanes and their engines were essentially the same, 500-1000 HP.
    By 1938 all mayor nations had as main fighter all metal (except for control surfaces) +450 km/h monoplanes with at least one HMG or autocannons.
    Most engine improvements were related to the fuel and how boost the manifold pressure without destroying the engine in 10 hours.

    >ICBM
    No. The V-2 wasn't even a SRBM.

    >tanks
    Pre war heavies were 30-40 tons and normal mediums 10-15 tons. WWII streamlined the designs and removed most of the naval-inspired nonsense.

    >armies primarily using bolt action rifles
    MG+Bolt action Rifles

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Didn’t Von Braun incorporate some V-2 features for the Titan?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Didn't your mother incorporate some features of me into you ?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kinda, the general layout of the V-2 is the basis (but without the steam generator for the turbopump) for liquid fuel rockets after the war.
        Most of it was the result of engineers using common sense to scale up a liquid rocket (pressure-fed rocket engines were before and during the war).

        The related wasserfall was the 'father' of most non-cryogenic military rockets.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Redstone was pretty much V2 2.0. Detachable warhead, single wall tanks, same peroxide permanganate gas generator engine but with more efficient high pressure chamber.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Same as the R-7 and Soyuz (current obr) that is in service and it still uses H2O2 to generate steam...

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And the R7 engines can't gimball, the main chambers are fixed and the vernier chambers only swing in one axis. It's a real antique.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The V-2 wasn't even a SRBM
      What was the V-2 if not a short-range ballistic missile?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My bad, it's a SRBM. It was closer to a launch vehicle than a military weapon, von Braun simply adapted its rocket to military use.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Reddit be gone

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >ICBM
      >No. The V-2 wasn't even a SRBM.
      A V-2 reached beyond the Karman Line, they were definitely past the halfway point. Making them bigger and sturdy enough to survive reentry would not be difficult. Fuel might be tricky, but with T-Stoff (hydrogen peroxide) and some luck you could easily get one to hit, say, Australia. I’d have to do some calculations, but they had alternative fuels and worst case they could use LOX and just not spend money on anything else but this program.
      Not that it would have helped the war, with a tiny conventional payload and a CEP measured in tens or hundreds of kilometers. But they were definitely a few tough, but achieveable, steps away given 1-2 years time and highest priority
      The hard part is making a supersonic missile that can go to space in one piece. The rest is just scaling-up and optimizing.

      …Which would never have happened, to reiterate as I’m the opposite of a Wehraboo, because accuracy and payload made it too autistic even by the standards of Third Reich wunderwaffen. The Nazis were doomed, since the same brilliant German autism that made them unstoppable early on also made them incapable of making allies or making good long-term strategic decisions. And that IS a good thing (TM, patent pending).

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What happened during WW2
    Largest war in human history. Mtultiple major powers had fully matured into massive industrial powerhouses capable of producing ludicrous amounts of weapons, munitions, and equipment. Agricultural advancements had allowed populations to sharply increase. Long-standing and deep-rooted cultural greivances and vendettas had been heightened due to the loose ends leftover from WW1 and compounded by the economic hardships of the 1930's. Nationalism was on the rise everywhere. Global competition for global influence and dominance was at a peak, and everybody involved in the conflict felt they were (probably justifiably) in a true existential struggle. All that culminates in massive advancements in technology, strategy, tactics, and capability
    The above coupled with an intersection of old-world victorian values and the abrupt universal awakening to the brutal reality of real-politik on a global scale in the context of a fully industrial world meant shit was bound to get more and more brutal and advanced very very rapidly. It's my day off and I'm drunk so forgive my rambling

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sex with luger RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOWWW

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he's dead bro
        you just can't

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      but we didn't see anything near the same magnitude in WWI

      I'm not saying aliens,
      but aliens dude...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        WW1 was the awakening
        WW2 was the realization

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nailed it, everyone highly valued engineers after seeing what they could do during the industrial revolution and senior leadership would actually ask engineers about projects and possibilities.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    During World War II, countries had to innovate or risk losing everything, which was especially true given the enormity of the conflict. The pressure of war pushed for major advancements in technology and strategy to ensure survival. Yet, looking back, I can't help but wonder what more could have been achieved if the war had lasted longer. What amazing discoveries and inventions might have emerged if the conflict hadn't ended so abruptly?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not a lot most likely. The thing about this kind of wartime innovation is that it's frontloaded. It's inherently about making the most of fundamental pre-war developments of the kind you won't see emphasized during war because they're too long term.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they just invested every resource of the state into the war on a specific point in time where lots of new technologies were available,
    us defence spending was like 40/50% in that time thats olmost 20 times what its now..

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/wnww6ZP.png

      The technology was always there, what changed was the visibility of this technology and the engineering effort to turn them into mass-produced products that were being used instead of hidden or even theoretical prototypes that the general public weren't even aware of.

      Came here to post this, most of the technologies that came into their own in WWII either already existed as prototypes, had proofs of concept, or were at least known to be possible, what WWII did was it pressured governments to pour massive resources into the actual engineering effort required to make said technologies ubiquitous. Radar is a good example, when the war started it was a novelty, by the end of the war it was indispensible.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its the bad times create strong men on the national scale, they HAD to innovate and do better or they would die and so they did, if WW3 happened tomorrow in 5 years we would have space battles and robot infantry like fricking star wars TRUST ME

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      looking at ukraine i hesitate to believe that. I feel humans have reverted in every way but then again
      >slavs
      >human
      maybe you are right

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        exactly. it's not like the browns or slavs were innovating in ww2...
        give europe a kick up its ass and it would be like

        its the bad times create strong men on the national scale, they HAD to innovate and do better or they would die and so they did, if WW3 happened tomorrow in 5 years we would have space battles and robot infantry like fricking star wars TRUST ME

        this anon says. Skynet and Space Dreadnoughts

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >humans have reverted
        This is flawed thinking. We have never changed, thus we've not reverted to anything. We've been operating on the same lizard-brain-level competition for the warmest rock the entire time; except now we have thermoregulation, thumbs, and bigger brains

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        WW2 was a war between the manufacturing and intellectual powerhouses of the world coming off a decade of economics stagnation where advancements and upgrades, no matter how much better, were economically, but not experimentally, unfeasible. It saw a decades worth of development that sat idle and rapidly iterated and expanded on it. The Ukrainian War is a conflict between two poor, heavily deindustrialized nations that saw massive brain drain over 30 years.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're joking, but if another world war were to occur, the innovations resulting from it would likely match the scale of those seen during World War II.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      3 years. 5 years for shit that isnt going to blow up on you/ready for prime time though.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    So what you're saying is we should be funding a new Arab coalition to pressure the israelites into inventing black hole bombs?

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WW2 they lied about military re-organization to cover up stupendous breakthroughs.

    Today we pretend to have made breakthroughs when we're just reshuffling the military. Said shuffling is usually to cut costs. It fricking sucks. I can't honestly point to any military on earth and say they improved in the past 10 years.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what happened in war
    More like what happened to progress in peace time?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Progress in tech not related to military
      Cinema, welding, high rise architectures do not make autists dicks wet

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >welding
        >autists dicks wet
        are you sure about that?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >cinema
        Bending light rays with mirror, prism and lens, to preceive the world far and wide without sticking your neck out, align things in thoushandth of an angle and see how far apart, and optionally etch the view on rolls of photosensitive film so it can be develops and viewed later has never been useful in the military, let alone the hundreds years of glass grinding autism so you can see the edge of a knife spreads evenly to the entire mirror. You can film yourself eating bananas with just a pin hole camera you stupid art major monkey.
        >welding
        It explains itself.
        >skyscraper
        You are moronic

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There has been tremendous technological progress in peacetime. You almost certainly live a life completely differently from how your father did due to technological innovation in the past few decades. It is not as shockingly visible as pre and post-war changes, but that is because one was built on the necessity of survival and the other was built on numerous people iteratively improving on earlier designs for profit motive.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >its tremendus that it takes decades to produce non-shocking results
        Subversion
        >you live differently than your dad
        Indicator of those who can't control their environment had their life subverted on demand in any direction for each generation. This directly damages the gene, shown in low birth, high cancer and defect rates and in culture of as no culture. Some will forever and ever, relive their ceremonal hunting of pigs in royal forests after getting fed by pannage of acorns, while the rests are domesticated/shapeshifted into dogs/pigs or remelted down like the tools. The masters do not change their form to fit the tool while their tools bent, remade, degenerate, accumulate contaminates over time that has to be brought in new from time to time and to be redesigned. Don't you feel a sense of dread that it is the amish who grews in population and farmland ownership against machine and petrol, not even the mainstream mennonites.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Either a bot post or a schizo but either way please go leave

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Amish are white israelites, if you knew anything about them they would repulse you

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >dude war just made us innovate

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The technology was always there, what changed was the visibility of this technology and the engineering effort to turn them into mass-produced products that were being used instead of hidden or even theoretical prototypes that the general public weren't even aware of.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most 'novel' tech of WWII was invented during 1917-1918. They turned a lot of bad prototypes cancelled during the 1910 into mass produced weapons. The only thing really new was the improved electronics, constant speed propellers and petrochemicals (avgas, plastics)

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was a wizard war where technology had advanced enough that a 10cm magnetron could change the course of the war more than 10 infantry divisions but hadn't advanced enough that war winning tech couldn't be created in a shed.

    iirc the 10cm magetron was mocked up and tested by 2 guys in a mid-tier laboratory within a few ideas of conceptualizing. The guy who invented the first radar transponder discovered it accidentally while testing out airborne radars and when he tested the Eureka transponder for the first time a random nightfighter accidentally homed into it after seeing it on their screens.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >within a few ideas of conceptualizing

      within a few days

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What exactly is a 10cm magnetron?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What I give your mother every second Tuesday

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But seriously it’s the heart of the radar that buttfricked the U-boat fleet
        >which is what I do to your mom every second Tuesday with my 10cm magnetron

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        10cm was the sweetspot for early airborne radars in terms of being lightweight and powerful. It let airborne radars go from an oscilloscope line with bumps on it to pic related.

        you can imagine the implications for hunting submarines and strategic bombing

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    World War II happened in a time in which modern industrialism had finally taken hold on a grand scale. Along with development in numerous key fields of technology such as aeronautics, communication, and logistics, it all culminated in the very quick development and production of modern weapons. Simply put, it happened at just the right time. If you think about it the sorts of technology we have seen since the 30's are far and away beyond anything dreamed of in previous generations. It is quite shocking to think of how much the world has changed in such a short time, but how acclimated we become to everything.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unlimited funding and access to resources coupled with the need and willingness of the respective governments to pursue any advantage they could.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Alot of those technologies were being pioneered in the 30's in some form. For example, the Americans and Russians were in the middle of switching to semi-auto rifle at the start of the war (the Brits attempted it, but went with the cheaper option in the pre-war build up and especially after Dunkirk). It turns out getting massive increases in budget and resources can really speed development along.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Modern optics on a panther, would still make it the shittiest tank on the. Battlefield, if rather be in a BMP1

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Jews invent fighters, create space flight, and split the atom to survive
    master race

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    in peacetime it doesn't make sense to throw a lot of resources into upgrading your military. by the end of ww1 everyone paying attention knew that planes and tanks were going to be a major part of the next war. but beyond that the allied strategy of pushing to gain technological advantage was combined with the axis concept of storm troops to give us basically modern war. we all know drones are going to be a huge part of the next war but we're not going to see biblically large swarms until then, unfortunately

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >in peacetime it doesn't make sense to throw a lot of resources into upgrading your military.
      Unless you are planning to invade and conquer neighboring countries.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm just curious if there's even the possibility to see something like this ever again.
    Same happens in current war anon, right now.
    If Russian army of the 2022 meets Ukrainian drone spam of the 2024 it would be slaughter of biblical proportions leaving people completely bamboozled. "Is this aliens helping Ukraine?".
    Remember 40km convoy? And think about current Ukrainian capabilities who lauxh 5000 FPV drones per month without sweating.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every major nation on Earth brute forced research by sacrificing millions of men and dollars, to the point where every nation but the USA was utterly ruined and had to spend the postwar era in relative poverty.

    No I'm not taking the piss. There's a reason why the UK was a shithole until the 90s and the Empire is dead.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its widely acknowledged that the empire was traded for victory which is why the US respects our special relationship kinda sometimes

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most of the innovations were already present in some experimental form, but nobody had any fricking money to spend on them in the 1930s and most countries were forced to coast on 30-year-old surplus small arms from the most massive and crippling industrial undertaking in history.

    >SMGs and autoloading rifles
    Already becoming a thing at the end of WWI. But nobody really had the money to issue them when rifle is fine. Everyone shifted with a quickness from machine carbines in pistol calibers that took rifle prices to make, to cheap-as-shit stamped guns, real fast once the war was actually on.

    >Assault rifles
    Issued by one country, doctrinally more as a super submachine gun than a modern assault rifle.

    >Battle rifles
    Designed at the end of WWI by multiple countries, poorly-used as LMGs for most of WWII.

    >The water
    As far as naval tech goes, the entire war was a hilarious clusterfrick. There were 19th-century ships with iron armor still in active combat roles.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      After WW1 Europe was broken, the designs for lots of stuff that matured in WW2 already existed but the money and will to develop it wasn't there.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, that is literally exactly what I said.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Assault rifles
    SMGs and Automatic Rifles were Great War technology.
    It stands to reason that if anyone had committed to a intermediate cartridge there would have been at the very least an open-bolt "assault" rifle during the period.
    The circumstances of the conflict did not force a need for such a gun.
    Maybe if there was more urban warfare.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    a popular conspiracy theory I read is a that European intelligence acquired and used Leonardo da Vinci’s more secretive inventions and designs that had been locked up in the Vatican to rapidly advance technology, which is where you get the sudden near quantum leap in radio tech and stuff like that from. Supposedly he also made a sort of rough draft that helped inspire the atomic bomb. But that is only a theory.
    Moore’s Law states that computing power doubles every two years or so. Perhaps WW2 was just a watershed moment where the pressures of war and politics caused an inordinate amount of collaboration and development all at once. Maybe it’s a bit of both. Who knows

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that's fricking moronic. Leonardo's designs are sort of like some of the WWII stuff, but his "tank" is "Let's put a cannon and a portable mantlet on a cart" not "Combining a Christie suspension with advances in armor plate, QF artillery, and transmissions to take advantage of increased diesel horsepower". His "helicopter" is "Hey an Archimedes screw moves a lot of water, I bet a big enough and light enough one could push enough air to lift cargo". Which isn't the critical innovation in either screws/propellers or rotary-wing aircraft, and powering it by having a guy furiously pedalling a bicycle is Wacky Racers-tier.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >unaware Bacteria exist let's alone atoms
      >designs an atom bomb
      You're reading too much Dan Brown

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >wooden biplanes to jets
    You’re thinking of 1914 to 1945 you posting histrionic women also if you support Ukraine I frick your moms holes bloody and she thanks me.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >WW1 lasts 4 years and kills 40-50 million, leads to collapse of four empires, turns Russia communist, completely fricks over the whole continent of Europe
    >WW2 lasts 7 years and kills 100 million, Asia and Europe completely fricked, nuclear weapons used, completely ends imperialism across the world, turns China communist, establishes an international system that hasn't changed in 80 years

    >Vietnam lasts 20 years and kills 3-4 million
    >GWoT lasts 20 years and kills 4-5 million
    >no major impact outside of Vietnam or the Middle East

    Why have modern wars been so much longer in duration but less deadly, while the world wars were so short but caused massive social and economic upheaval?

    You are not permitted to answer, WW1 and WW2 was fought between industrialized countries at a much higher intensity

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why have modern wars been so much longer in duration but less deadly, while the world wars were so short but caused massive social and economic upheaval?
      Two reasons:
      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pax_Atomica
      Mostly this one. Limits us to proxy wars or low-intensity skirmishers (until space starts getting colonized).
      And proxy wars take forever because fighting a war where you cannot destroy the (actual) enemy’s industry is difficult if not impossible.

      the other reason is globalism
      Everything is so interconnected that it is almost impossible to justify the economic risks.
      All wars about about money, never pretend otherwise. For every war, movers and shakers gained something (or at least EXPECTED to gain something to justify the cost of military intervention). And for every war, there are also at least a dozen very, very similar situations where no war happened, because talk is cheap but no one wanted to risk it.
      That’s why you end up with bloodless wars like the Pig War, or almost-wars like the Trent Affair or the Dogger Bank incident. These far outnumber actual wars because war is risky and expensive, despite there being constant opportunities for a casus belli.
      You can knock globohomosexual all you want but it has kept many millions of young men alive who might otherwise not be.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >All wars [are]*** about money
        shit, I proofread it and still missed that
        how???

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        War is always "about" something, but unfortunately just because there's a rationale doesn't mean it's rational. The same thing you're saying was common belief before WWI, but if one party believes they can pay for a quick war with the spoils of victory, things roll downhill surprisingly fast

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>WW2 lasts 7 years and kills 100 million,
      It started either in 37 or 39. There's no reason to say it started in 38.
      You might even say it only started in 41 with the US entering the war and the combination the European and Asian theatres.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Existential fights for racial self-determination and survival brings out the highest performance in Whites. Even the Allies had been ~~*convinced*~~ that this war was somehow existential for them.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Existential fights for racial self-determination and survival brings out the highest performance in Whites
      Absolute fricking moronic take, since the Nazis won and destroyed more white European culture than the preceding several centuries of conflict. And they were allied with 2 non-white “honorary ‘’’Aryan’’’” nations.
      How do you tie your shoes in the morning? Do you have a government-issued wrangler?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the Nazis won
        Is this the latest Alex Jones psyop?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the Nazis won
        Is this the latest Alex Jones psyop?

        I said the Allies won and meant to change it to Nazis lost but only changed the first word 🙁

        >Alex Jones psyop
        Close, but our bankrupt friend would probably claim the Nazis were a Judeo-Bolshlovik plant to destroy the white Christian race with an illusionary enemy. Thus absolving neo-Nazis from their ruinous beliefs since “real Nazism has never been tried (but I wish it had)”
        >your schizo-fu is weak (and that’s a good thing (TM)”

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How do you tie your shoes in the morning?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            By myself, and without /misc/schizo thoughts because I grew up in a white two-parent home.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Do you have a government-issued wrangler?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The government gives out jeeps?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Only to morons.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Damn. I'm only autistic and gay.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I have access to a tall building if you like?

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty much all the technology you mentioned existed before WW2 but there was no good reason to adopt it.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was more like technology made ww2 possible, not the other way around. Then there is the manufacturing issue, you not only need to develop the technology, it must be mass produced.

    For example the M3 Lee provided 51mm armor and a 75mm gun in time for the north Africa campaign, comparable to the later M4 Sherman, however the armor was riveted not welded and the gun was not part of the turret, among other things. It was a stop gap measure until factories had been tooled to produce more advanced tanks.

    As for nuclear weapons, I don't think it is coincidental either. Technology not only allows you to build tanks, but also allows scientists better tools, it improves the economy so more can be invested in universities and their projects.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    using wood biplanes at the start into fielding jet fighters by the end
    This is like saying "countries using horseback cavalry charges at the start into combined arms mechanized warfare"; of course biplanes were still around but the writing had been on the wall for years and Germany was by no means the only nation working on jet propulsion. If the RAF had taken Whittle seriously they could have been fielding jet fighters in 1935 and probably jet bombers by 1937.

    >>ICBM's being developed in a very crude form
    First, they weren't intercontinental. Second, although their technological value was immense they were basically a meme. As a proof of concept the V-2 was neat but you could easily argue that the entire Aggregat program was a net drag on the overall war effort.

    going from 5 ton shitboxes armed with machine guns to things that could compete on a modern battlefield if given modern optics/composite armour packages
    Eh. Bit of a stretch but I see what you're trying to say and I would say that tanks had the biggest glow-up.

    primarily using bolt action rifles to effective assault rifles and smg's being designed and distributed
    Again: SMGs were proven during WWI and as early as the 20s you had people arguing against the wisdom of outfitting everyone with full-power rifles. WWII just drove home the point that more often than not the downsides of issuing everyone a 9lb, 44" rifle with less than ten rounds on tap probably outweighs being able to theoretically hit something at 600 yards.

    >I'm just curious if there's even the possibility to see something like this ever again.
    No. WWII was unique because every industrial power on earth went ham with both manufacturing and R&D during an inflection point of technological progress; there were a lot of ideas that had been simmering for years that got their time to shine and ever since then not being caught with your pants down has been the name of the game. See also: Cold War.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >See also: Cold War.
      The 'pacifism' of 1920s killed a lot of new technologies and industries (like the perchlorate industry) after WWI,

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    White people really focused on killing each other

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Picture how little you get done day-to-day and how much more you could get done if the life of you and everyone you care about was in danger. Then apply that to every white man.

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