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The 20th Century

What was the nature of the 20th century?
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Holly Lewis

on 15 October 2012

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Transcript of The 20th Century

The 20th Century WAR TECHNOLOGY From 1914 to 1918, nearly all modern nations combat one another in The Great War (WWI). 20 million soldiers are killed. Another 20 million are wounded. Beyond the desire for border expansion, an almost hysterical nationalism, and the development of a very profitable arms industry, the causes of the war aren't fully settled. WWI is the first war to ever be extensively photographed. It is:

The first aerial war
The first war of industrial production
The first global war The first high-tech war tanks AIRPLANES chemical weapons flame throwers early cinema technology By 1915 (during WWI), D.W. Griffith also made the first modern feature length action film using military style organizing. The movie was called The Birth of a Nation. The movie made heroes of the Ku Klux Klan and was responsible for its growth in the early 20th century. The film is considered one of the lowest points in American race relations. modernism in art In a new, technological world, modernists feel a strong drive to create meaning. The old art, logic, and romanticism just don't seem to make sense in the modern, technological world. Old forms of creativity try to keep pace with new technologies like photography and film. cubism dadaism futurism WWI soldiers in trench warfare Early cinema began at the very end of the 19th century with
Lumiere's "Train arriving in a station" New Types of Republics
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