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As with every period in recorded history, the past century has seen conflict rage across the globe. Yet as the pace of technological advance has accelerated, so too have the wars we have fought grown larger and more destructive. From guns to tanks, aircraft, and nuclear bombs, the past 100 years have seen the race for new and improved weapons play a major role in shaping our world.
Now take a close look at the people, battles, technology, and strategies that have won and lost the greatest conflicts of the last century: WWI where a new breed of soldier took to the skies in planes and airships to fight a new type of war, while millions died in the trenches, facing the horrors of poison gas and armoured tanks; WWII, the deadliest conflict in human history, in which the fight was carried to every corner of the globe, by land, sea, and air; the Korean War, which saw a violent clash of political ideologies play out on the Korean peninsula, with casualties in the millions and e ects that are still felt today; the Vietnam War, a conflict that scarred a generation and brought the realities of war into the homes of civilians as never before; the Cold War, a period of prolonged tension and mistrust, fuelled by contrasting philosophies and shaped by the fear of mutually assured destruction; and finally the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that have already dominated our headlines for over a decade.
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