What were the four major wars referred to by Eisenhower in his famous Military Industrial Complex farewell speech?
WWI WW2 Korea Chinese Civil War
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Answer . The military industrial complex is basically the symbiotic relationship between big business and the US Military. Since technology is constantly being updated, th…e military needs to be updated to remain prepared. The term was coined by President Eisenhower during his last national address to warn the American people of this coming problem. Big business basically invents new technologies, the military decision makers covet these things, a foreign country steals these things, and we end up buying it to stay ahead. It's basically a big money trap that we are now mired in.
Why did President Eisenhower in his 1961 farewell address warn the American people against the military-indusrial complex?
because Us was going to lose alot of money
War is big business and big business can afford to promote and lobby governments to go to war. Big business profits, many government officials profit and the people are cannon… fodder.
World War 2 was the greatest effort of military armament production in the history of the World and the United States. There has never been another effort as large and widespr…ead since that time. It has been considered this phrase was credited to Dwight D. Eisenhower. It is a concept of the US Governing people working with war manufacturing industries and other companies who converted to armament production. The entire cooperation of the nation's people, the companies and the government accounts for the "industrial complex" concept. see related link below
Eisenhower was concerned that many industries had become dependent on the armed services as a purchaser for their products, and would lobby for unnecessary defense expenditure…s that profited them. In a farewell speech on January 17, 1961, he warned that undue influence by such corporations threatened the economic and political system of the country. The US did not try to keep a standing army until after World War II . Always before, the war machine had been shut down when the war ended, but this did not happen affer WW II ended. Instead there was the Korean War followed by the "Cold War" resulting in a constant and expensive arms race. An incredible number of people work for the miiltary directly or indirectly and make money from the defense industry. These people work constantly to maintain and expand the military establishment.
The military, the military's corporate suppliers, and thegovernment collaborate to become wealthy and powerful, effectivelyedging regular individuals out of government.
The military personel, the military's corporate suppliers, and thegovernment.
It is a collaboration between the government, the high-up militarypersonel and the military's corporate suppliers that ensureseveryone involved becomes and stays wealthy and i…nfluential.
The term "fellow countrymen" was as common as saying, "...good morning gentlemen..." in the military (or for the speedway, "GENTLEMAN, START YOUR ENGINES!"); from 1776 until t…he end of the Vietnam War in 1975. Up until 1975, all men in the US Army were referred to as "men." After 1975, commanding officers grouped their "men" into audiences at various forts and told them, "Men, from now on, we have been directed to call you soldiers, not men." Probably to reinforce the idea that men were soldiers in a troubled "anti-military" period in America (Vietnam syndrome). But also a reflection on the changing times in America...women were entering the man's world (military and law enforcement) and the terms "police OFFICER" was gender neutral (instead of policeman) and "soldier" was gender neutral (instead of "men"). Therefore, for today, for people who were born AFTER 1975, now you know that women weren't soldiers and policemen before you were born (except in extreme cases of course). They came after you were born. And, the words (terms) "men", "policemen", "Gentlemen", "Countrymen", "Fellow Man", "Man-kind", etc. were as common as breathing air or eating food. The word "Guy" (which can also be gender neutral) was not used as heavily as it is today.
Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower first warned about the dangers of the military-industrial complex.
Arms industries, war profiteers, major corporations who influence politics thru influence, lobbying , opinion shaping
The military-industrial complex builds war supplies and sells those supplies. The only entity that can buy those supplies is the government. President Eisenhower warned that t…he complex would keep selling those supplies to the government even when there is no war going on. And he was right. Thus there is a waste of taxes and nothing good is being done. He was worried that instead of making something good for the economy, the complex would keep selling and money would be wasted. So in short, the complex wastes tax payer dollars.
The idea behind the concept of a military industrial complex is that there is an artificial lengthening or causation of wars by a government so that a private military company… can profit from the war. The term was coined in the 1960s and was applied to wars before the 1960s and wars after the 1960s.
Because the end of the Cold War made it seemingly unnecessary