World War II can already be considered one of the most significant phenomenon in the history of humanity. It had a significant socio economical and industrial impact on the development of the entire world, and resulted in the quick change of many socio-political principles.
The war caused many two faced consequences. The USSR lost turning up north casualties and counting, both armed and unarmed personnel. The two major empowering empires Great Britain and France had both collapsed and European boundaries had been literally redrawn. The United States of America assessed to lead the efforts and started to conduct policy, directed to establishing itself as a new superpower. Thus, modern geopolitical balance of power in the world can also be considered as one of the direct downfall of World War II. Among many others, several consequences of this war are felt up to date giving the US the privileged to have the leading power and control to the entire world.
Another consequence of World War II is the continuing Cold War that’s been felt up to date. Nation states spend billions of dollars to increase military power for economical and of course defense purposes. Nuclear weapons today have become the primary weapons of choice. Diplomacy, combined with a demonstration of military power, is often used to pressure leaders who conduct policies which are different from those which the world’s superpowers consider desirable. Wars continue to influence domestic policies and define the full meaning of conflicts and its results.
World War II boosted the U.S. economy after it ended, the United States established itself as a superpower and assumed the leading role in post-war era. Today, the United States continues to play the role of global benefactor, whether or not their help is required, interfering in domestic policies of a number of states and nations. This results in many government leaders resenting U.S. policy and its superpower status.
After World War II, conflicts between nations have been seen differently. Ages ago, a war was mostly a local event, concerning only its direct participants. Now, a war is a process which involves multiple sides, and has consequences which are often difficult to predict. Nuclear arms seem to be the weapon of choice, and nations often feel empowered by displaying their arms for the entire world to see. To promote peace and understanding among nations, a special organizations such as United Nations, ASEAN and other multi-sectoral peace keeping organizations was established.
Up to date the world continues to feel the consequential tremors of World War II through financial and economic aspects Among the most obvious consequences of this war, one can point out an effect of the baby boomers generation on the economy of the U.S., cold wars, nuclear weapon races, and the establishment of the U.S. as a leading power in the world.