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What kinds of things were invented because of war?


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2011-09-13 10:31:12
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Machine rolled cigarettes- my father said either WW 1 or 2 it was easier for troops to smoke rather than carry cumbersome tobacco and papers.

AnswerA quick and simple 'net search turned up the following items. (I just randomly selected a few links because my search turned up 5934 pages of links!)

The submarine, the snorkel, flamethrowers, rifle scopes, steel ships {also known as 'ironclads'}, and camouflage are a few Civil War inventions

Evidence shows that ambulances were used far earlier, but they had evolved and become more widely used during the CW.

There is an interesting article at

The Frisbee was invented during WWII, but not because of war.

"The 'medicopter' first came into service as a means of evacuating combat patients in Korea and Vietnam, and is now invaluable during natural disasters, when medical supplies required refrigeration and patients need to be airlifted to hospitals..." paraphrased from info found at

The Atom Bomb was invented by the Americans in WW2 and used 2 of them to get Japan, the last Axis Power standing, to surrender, with the threat of a third A-Bomb which actually did not exist

And according to the book "The Unknown Civil War" by W. Garrison:

-Lighter-than-air craft was conceived by Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe early on during the CW. -And Clara Barton, a CW nurse who later founded the American Red Cross, was the first person to seek out MIAs and notify their families, establishing the "Office of Correspondence with the Friends of Missing Men of the United States Army," thereby technically making her the first woman to direct a government agency.

While this last tidbit wasn't actually about an invention, I believe it included several noteworthy 'firsts' and was worth mentioning.

NASA. Just think of all of the inventions we've gotten from our space program alone!

Im surprised no one mentioned planes or pretty much all aviation?? in WW2 Germany invented the jet, automatic weapons which include the M16, M14, AK47 and more. how about radar, there's loads to use.

Actually automatic weapons predated WW 2. They were a major weapon during the First World War. The Lewis (USA), Chauchat (France), Vickers (Britain) and Maxim and Spandau (Germany) machine guns are some examples, as was the Browning Automatic Rifle (USA). The Thompson Sub Machine Gun M-1928 (USA) also pre-dated WW2. The M14 (USA) was an evolution of the M1 Garand (USA) and Stoner's design for the M16 (USA) was quite revolutionary.

The WW2 weapons from Germany such as the MG 42 or StG 44 were revolutionary and did greatly impact weapons design. The MG42 influenced later weapons such as the M-60 (USA) and some argue the StG 44 inspired the AK 47(USSR) although Kalashnikov denied this.

Teflon was invented for the Manhattan Project atomic bomb production .

AnswerLeonardo da vinci invented quite a few things that were related to war. See link below.

An important invention for the Allies was RADAR

The personal computer owes its origins to the computers built during World War Two to decipher the German Enigma code.

In ww1, one of the first aircrafts were used.

in ww2, sonar was invented.

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Teflon wasn't invented for the Manhattan Project, but they used it there. No one actually invented Teflon; it was found. A chemist named Roy Plunkett ordered a tank of tetrafluoroethane, thinking it would be a good new refrigerant. The company who sold it to his lab didn' t know enough about it and put it in a steel tank. The chemical reacted with the steel and turned into a solid. Plunkett cut the tank open, found a white solid in it and started playing with it.


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During the time period of World War 1, several communication technologies and weapons were invented. Examples are weaponized chemical gas and radio.

Answer Technology and WarComputers, jets, radio... It isn't just what was invented for war and now has consumer applications, the answer could also encompass what was improved upon as a result of war. The short answer to that is Industry as a whole. AnswerA lot of medical things were invented by the military. AnswerBarbed wire, tinned food and radios were all invented during world war one. In world war 2 penicillin was realised to be very usefull, the Jerrycan was invented and we gained the ability to mass produce synthetic rubber. Also, the Germans developed alternative fuels like Hydrogen Peroxide. Answer 4 - Actually, tinned foods had been around since about 1815.Other things invented for war and now used widely are radar, sonar, ball point pens and the Jeep.

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Because of their red uniforms, loads of nicknames arose like Redcoats, Lobsterbacks, all kinds of things.

because han hsin the person that invented the kite invented it for the war to keep the evil spirits away

indonesians were very war like people, so they natrualyinvented war like things. they invented the machine gun, and the 1843 musket. They invented the form of goverment called common angicene-democracy

hilter did not do anything to help anyone but himself!! DA

Breaking a stalemate in warfare was difficult because the technology that made this type of war impossible had yet to be invented. Eventually, the U.S. and Britain developed things like planes and tanks that made fighting war in the trenches suicidal.

Because it can be a weapon and kill someone in war or something.

the ipod, ipad, the lamborghini, and many other things we use today

They wwere not. They were invented many years earlier. Why were they used? Because they were effective weapons.

It enjoyed huge prosperity because all kinds of war supplies were in demand from its factories and farms.

Because obviously cars weren't invented yet, they used chariots and horses in war.

Because of the Civil War in the North, income tax was invented.

Computers, iPods .... In Europe oil became scarce and then food!

Thet ate hard tack, bean, corn drinked coffe and wine

Yes the Monument is made of two different kinds of bricks because when they started the Civil War broke out and when the war ended they were out of the brick they started with so they used a new one

David Bushnell invented the first war submarine

She was important in it because she wanted women to be allowed to get involved in all kinds of wars.

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