Thorin wrote:Which I answered before you asked your very clever question.
It was a simple enough question, I didn't expect it to confuse you so much.
Thorin wrote:Nuclear 'power' - Well, I'll assume you're talking about the nuclear bomb as nuclear power isn't a weapon. It might take some digging through university libraries and archives, but I think (from memory) that there was a nuclear bomb used in WW2. Which would disqualify it from 'weapons that changed the world since WW2'. I'll send an email to some national museums and see if I can get in contact with some modern history expert and confirm that nuclear weapons exist, and whether they were used.
No, when I said nuclear power, I meant nuclear power as in power coming from a nuclear source used to provide power. So while you talk to your local expert, ask if there were any nuclear powered ships in WWII and if he could pull that cock out of your ass.
Thorin wrote:High altitude recon - Very good surveillence, undoubtedly increased surveillence capacity of various states. Don't think it's done too much otherwise.
Doesn't shock me at all that it's beyond your understanding why intelligence is important for war.
Thorin wrote:Guided missiles - Again, the V-2, I think, was used during WW2. Understandable you wouldn't have heard of them, they're not too well known, just like nuclear bombs.
Look kid, if I wanted to hear whining like this I would have handed out summer book reports. V-2's while a nice starting point, weren't world changing devices.
Thorin wrote:Stable jet flight - jet fighters actually began production in WW2, but your nonsensicial use of 'stable' might just pass to mean after WW2. However, I don't think a 'stable' jet fighter improved enough over a 'jet fighter' to be considered world changing.
Yes they did, they also tore apart in take off and flight and landing and weren't available in numbers to turn the tide of war. Which is why the word "Stable" is used. Now I know that's a tough word for someone like you to grasp... you are the child who claims he's going to college but can't read.
Thorin wrote:Stealth - already addressed that it has given rise to many developments, but again, not really world changing.
The ability for a power to strike another power with out the target being able to respond... is world changing.
Thorin wrote:The AK-47 has led to such a black market that has indirectly and directly initiated wars (with the majority of combatants using said gun) and developed conflicts and shaped global politics in a way that nothing else has.
Yes, which is why we agreed that its place as number one on the list was correct. However being the top of the list doesn't make it the whole list.
Thorin wrote:Now, I do understand why you struggle to get this: because the gun isn't as big as a Nimitz, because it doesn't have the range of a cruise missile, or the silence of a stealth jet, you think it can't possibly have changed the world. How can it? It doesn't have a loud enough explosion!
Yes, what a cunning response... Of course a Nimitz can't be important to the world. It's only a system of unlimited range, weapons deployment and visual symbol of American power around the planet. Not only this but something that can be reproduced in effective numbers to allow its presence across the globe without having to deprive other sectors of command.
Thorin wrote:Well, we're all entitled to our opinions.
While I understand you're just a child pretending to be something more important and or intelligent then a mushroom. Calling what you have as an opinion would simply be an insult to the opinions of mushrooms around the world.
I'll tell you the same thing I tell the rest of the children I work with. If a question is to hard for you to answer then just say so.