Global Brutality (L140)

Did World War II become more brutal as time went on? In what ways? Was the brutality on only one side?

As time swept through the world during WWII, it brought with it brutal war fronts on all sides. Planes, ships, and countless tanks from all corners of the world were armed and ready. Bombs fell without remorse across the lands of innocent people; men, women, children, politicians and soldiers all targets alike. Hospitals became frequent bomb-site targets, as did large villages and towns. In the Bombing of Dresden (13-15 Feb. 1945) for example, the British attacked with a series of evening air raids. They were dropped in such a manor to produce massive fire storms, something the likes of tornadoes from hell. In other words, the attack was designed specifically to kill as many civilians as possible.
Aside from the war on innocent people for governmental power-thirst (and/or revenge), there was also an ethnic war being imposed on the people. Nazi concentration camps swelled with overpopulation in an attempt for Hitler to complete his “purification” process; millions of gypsies, homosexuals, political prisoners, Jews, German socialists, and many others were thrown into work camps to die. In Poland, those who did survive were evacuated, and sent on death marches in the dead of winter; people who walked too slow throughout the endless journey were shot, some others starved. About 250,000 prisoners were lost to the death marches alone. Global brutality shook the Earth with a vengeful ripple effect during World War II, and the world fell cold.

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