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Positive effects of World War II.

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The answer to this question is subjective. What one person lists as a positive effect could also be listed as a negative effect by another person. Germany's defeat was hailed as a great thing by the Allies, but plenty of Germans didn't see losing the war as a positive thing. I'd like to try and stay away from any kind of political answer in this question; therefore, I'd like to focus on beneficial science and technology that was developed during World War II that maintains importance in modern day times.

Nuclear energy was developed during World War II, and it culminated in two massive bombs being dropped. I'm not arguing that nuclear weaponry is a positive effect, but knowledge of nuclear fission has since created extremely powerful and relatively clean energy power plants.

Jet engines were developed during World War II, and worldwide transportation and commerce has been benefiting for decades.

Rocketry became a viable form propulsion. It was pioneered and turned into a reality through the...

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