WW2 effect on europe

World War II was one of the the most impactful war in history. World War II impacted Europe both during and after the war. World War II left a weakened economy in Europe. It left people suffering and families starving. And it caused significant controversy between European countries. World War II changed Europe in such a dramatic way that the continents next decade would be very controversial.

    One of the most important things that World War II had an impact on was Europe’s economy. Because of money spent on weapons, soldiers, and medical equipment, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Soviet Union lost ¼ of their nations wealth. Not to mention the money spent to clean up the mess. Germany alone spent over 25 billion dollars on weapons. They spent over 25 billion on medical supplies and 50 million on vehicles. The Soviet Union easily doubled what Germany spent, making them lose lots of valuable money. France, the United Kingdom, and Italy also paid billions of dollars in World War II. The estimated total amount of money spent during World War II was $1,600,000,000,000 leaving Europe a whole lot less rich.

    Another thing that WW2 had an effect on was the people of Europe. About 80 – 90 million people died in world war II. That includes civilians and soldiers. Peoples homes were destroyed. Nazi’s would kill people and then burn down their homes, making a large percentage of people in Europe homeless and weak. Farmers would no longer be able to work, because the Nazis would rip apart their land or use it for battle practice. The Nazi’s would occupy shops to store their weapons. They would close the stores, making lots of people go out of business. WW2 affected human rights of people, their living environment, and overall their general living condition.

    The last major thing that WW2 affected was the relationship between countries. Europe became a very controversial continent after WW2. The alliance between the Western Allies and the Soviet Union began to deteriorate even before the war was over. Due to the rising tension in Europe and concerns over further Soviet expansion, American planners came up with a plan code-named Operation Dropshot in 1949. It considered possible nuclear war with the Soviet Union and its allies in order to counter a Soviet takeover of Western Europe, the Near East and parts of Eastern Asia that they anticipated would begin around 1957. In response, the U.S. would saturate the Soviet Union with atomic and high-explosive bombs, and then invade and occupy the country. The Soviet Union viewed these developments as “atomic blackmail. The U.S. sought to promote an economically strong and politically united Western Europe to counter the threat posed by the Soviet Union. This was a good plan but it would not be enough in the long run.

    WW2 was very violent and gruesome. It changed Europe very much, but Europe is now very strong and back to normal.

Haiti Earthquake

The Haiti earthquake of 2010 was an impactful disaster that struck the nation. It was recorded at 7.0M. The death count was about 220,000 and about 30,000 buildings collapsed or were damaged. Many countries responded to the disaster with humanitarian aid, making funds, rescue and medical teams, engineers and support personnel. The people of Haiti did not know very well in advance. Haiti is the 149th poorest country in the world, which makes it hard to afford professional grade equipment to detect earthquakes. Because of this, they were only aware of the impending earthquake about an hour beforehand. Most did not want to leave as these were their homes and had little money to go anywhere else. About 65% of the population stayed. Not all died, but because of most people not leaving, the death toll was very high. Although Haiti suffered and is still suffering, they are getting lots of support and help to make their country better.

McDonald’s in Scotland

Scotland is rich in culture and food, making it the perfect place for a McDonald’s. Scotland’s culture and food are very unique. Scottish people like to participate in lots of activities and events. Scottish people eat many different types of food and are not afraid to try anything. Because of Scotland’s great culture, McDonald’s would prosper greatly in Scotland.

Scotland is known for it’s upbeat culture. People there competes in many different sports such as soccer, golf, rugby, and tennis. It has many scenic golf courses and clubs, which host lots of tournaments. In Scotland there are lot’s of languages spoken such as Gaelic, English, and Polish. Because of these different languages, you will meet a lot of different people there. They also create interesting pieces of art, such as carvings, whittlings, and cloth making. They enjoy folk music and Irish step – dancing. The interesting culture and diversity in Scotland makes the country very unique.

    Scotland has a variety of cuisine that is very different from most countries. People eat meats such as lamb, salmon, venison, sausage, and Ayrshire bacon. They eat many types of stews and broths such as haggis. Haggis, which is sheep lungs and spices mixed in a broth, is the national dish of Scotland. You will see Haggis in many households served in a large bowl. After Scot’s eat their main course, they begin making homemade desserts. They enjoy desserts such as shortbread, scones, dundee cake, scottish fudge, and oatcakes. The restaurants in Scotland are mostly casual. Pubs and diners are some of the most common eating venues you will see in Scotland. Scottish people eat at a very fast pace. In Scotland, some restaurants can get you in and out in 10 – 15 minutes even with a full house.

Scotland could very much benefit Mcdonalds because it is missing the uniqueness that Scotland is. If McDonald’s were to start business in Scotland, it would create a new eating experience for Scottish people. Therefore, many scottish people would come and enjoy their nations food in a new way.

Red Bull Kluge: The Athlete Machine

You could describe Red Bull Kluge very simply as a machine. But there is nothing simple about Red Bull Kluge. Among its parts are 11 world-class athletes, a crew of 100 people, three half-pipes, a skateboard, an off-road truck, a dirt bike, a helicopter and a bowling ball purchased from Craigslist.

Captured in a four-minute video filmed inside an airplane hangar, Red Bull Kluge is the brainchild of Adam Sadowsky, co-founder of Syyn Labs, the creative collective best known for producing OK Go’s magical music video for This Too Shall Pass.

Sadowsky has been obsessed with the fusion of science and art since he “was like 2 years old,” he says. Growing up in Los Angeles, he built drink-pouring machines and monster-catching traps that enthralled him to the point where his mother let him skip school and visit the Museum of Science and Industry. Filming took four hours and  the video speaks for itself. Complex machinery and world-class athletes combined to create the epic Red Bull Kluge.

The Killing of Dolphins

Dolphins are one of the oceans most interesting fish. Because dolphins are so interesting, humans tend to give them a lot of attention. Some of humans attention towards dolphins is helpful, but some attention is very threatful, and we need to do something about these threats.

 There are many impactful threats that humans have on dolphins. The hunting and slaughtering of dolphins is one threat humans make  towards dolphins. Fisherman use harpoons to stab and kill the dolphins. They hoist the dead dolphins onto a scale and see how big they are. Then they use the dolphins for food, clothing, or even to show off to their friends. Water pollution and climate change are natural threats, as some dolphins are not equipped for enduring harsh environments. Although places like Sea World and Disney have fun dolphins to watch, some dolphins are suffering. The majority of the dolphins that are really suffering are the ones that were brought from the wild. This is because the dolphins are so used to being able to roam free, that when they get to an enclosed environment they are disoriented of their new environment. Because of all these threats, dolphins are becoming lower and lower on the food chain every year. There are also many good things humans do to help dolphins. A man named Hardy Jones took videos of stringent slaughter of dolphins and shared it with the world. He created a revolution to stop dolphin slaughter. People also dive into deep waters and rescue dolphins from fishing nets. Governments are also doing a lot to help dolphins. U.S.A made it illegal to hunt dolphins in, or around their waters. The WSPA also cares for and treats dolphins all the time.

Dolphins face  Dolphins are hunted and captured, but are also saved and cared for. We all have an impact on dolphins and we can all make a

Steven’s Pass Avalanche

The very thing that the skiers and snowboarders had waited for — fresh, soft snow — instantly became the enemy. Somewhere above, a  meadow cracked in the shape of a lightning bolt, slicing a slab of snow nearly 200 feet across and 3 feet deep. Gravity did the rest.

Elyse Saugstad, a professional skier, traveled into Devil’s Fiddle back country terrain, located at Stevens Pass resort of the Washington Cascade Range. She was there with 15 friends seeking only one thing – fresh powder snow. She wore a backpack with an air bag, a relatively new and expensive part of the back country gear arsenal designed to increase a skiers chance of survival.

Elyse dropped in. She was skiing fast and smooth, until suddenly snow shattered and spilled down the slope. The slab of snow was a dangerous avalanche the size of a thousand cars. The snow weighed millions of pounds, moving at 70 miles per hour. It snapped the limbs of trees and shredded the bark from their trunks.  About to be overtaken by the snow, Elyse  pulled a cord near her chest. She was knocked down before she knew if the canister of compressed air inflated winged pillows behind her head. The avalanche caught up to her. She had no control of her body as she tumbled downhill. She did not know up from down. She was caught in the snow. At heights of 20 feet and weighing millions, the snow was unbearable. Elyse waited for 20 minutes. She was suffocating. Knowing she could be dead any minute now. Suddenly, she saw a light. It was the sun peeking out at her, as she was being pulled out by her friends.

She lived to tell her story. The average person can last only 8 minutes under that much pressure. Elyse lasted 20 minutes and 30 seconds. Steven’s Pass’s terrain is known for it’s great snow and dangerous lines. An avalanche is not forgiving. It will swallow it’s victims and will not spit them out. Elyse was fortunate enough to survive one of the most dangerous avalanche’s in the past 15 years.

Maverick Waves

Mavericks is a surfing location in Northern California, USA. It is located approximately 2 miles from shore outside Pillar Point Harbor, just north of Half Moon Bay. Maverick waves are a surfer’s destination. Maverick’s are the biggest waves on the planet.

Maverick’s is a winter destination for some of the world’s best big wave surfers. Very few riders becoming big wave surfers, and only a select few, are willing to risk the sometimes deadly conditions at Maverick’s. After a strong winter storm in the northern Pacific Ocean, waves can crest at over 25 feet and reach a total height of over 80 feet. Sea floor  maps were released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2007. They revealed why Maverick’s’ waves form. A long angled ramp leads to the surface. The ramp slows the  the wave over it. This shapes the huge waves and provides them with tremendous power, which can literally kill a man. If a surfer falls off their board, they are being propelled at the water at about 100 miles an hour. Behind them lies 90 tons of water. They are 60 feet above the water, which means they are basically hitting cement. Death is almost automatic.

An invitation only contest is held there in the winter when the waves come, provided the waves are safe. Surfers from all around go there and prove themselves to the pro’s.  Think about watching 80 foot waves in the distance, roll in at over 100 miles an hour, and crash at the water. It would be pretty fun to watch and the surfers are most likely loving it.

Cannon Mountain

Located in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire, with terrain like no other in the east, Cannon Mountain is a real skiers mountain.

Cannon Mountain has over 300 acres of terrain. Cannon has a summit elevation of 4,080 feet and vertical drop of 2,180 feet. Cannon is the longest and highest mountain in NH. There are 15 lifts, including a 70 passenger aerial tramway running to the top of the mountain. They also have an area of their mountain called Mittersill. This is basically lift-accessed backcountry. There are over 100 acres of terrain at Mitersill, which can be a backcountry skier’s paradise. Your Mittersill run could be an hour or it could be 3 minutes. There is so much terrain that you will never get bored. There is also a wide variety of terrain at Cannon. In the morning you could do some beginner runs on the lower mountain, and then later you could take the tram and ski some of the hardest terrain in the east. Cannon also attracts many park skiers. Their terrain park is huge. There are over 30 features in their park for all skill levels. They have 40’ jumps and 10’ jumps. They have double down – flat – down rails, and they have flat boxes too. Cannon’s season is generally November – Late April, and the best part about Cannon is that there are no crowds.

Cannon may not be as big as Killington or Sugar bush, but you will definitely have just as much fun, for half the price and half the crowds.

 

 

Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin, born April 22, 1870 and died January 21, 1924, was a Russian Communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He was the leader of the Russian SFSR from 1917, and then as a premier of the Soviet Union from 1922, until his death.

Born to a wealthy middle-class family in Simbriski, Lenin developed an interest in revolutionary politics after the unfortunate execution of his brother in 1887. He attended the University of Kazan, but he was ejected for his involvement in some anti-terrorists protests. He then used the following years for getting a law degree, and to politics. After that, he decided to become a Marxist. Lenin’s theoretical contributions to Marxist are known as Leninism, which with Marxian Theory, have come to be known as Marxism – Leninism. In 1893 he moved to St. Petersburg He was then arrested for sedition and exiled to Siberia for three years; he married Nadezhda Krupskaya, and fled towards Western Europe. He then lived in Germany, England and Switzerland for a while, but after the February Revolution of 1917, in which the Tsar was overthrown and the government took power, he came home. As the leader of the Bolshevik part of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, he took a senior role in commanding the October Revolution in 1917, which led to the overthrow of the Russian Provisional Government and the establishment of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, the world’s first constitutionally socialist state. Immediately afterwards, Lenin proceeded to socialist reforms, including the transfer of estates and lands to soviets. Faced with the threat of German invasion, he argued that Russia should immediately sign a peace treaty, which led to Russia’s exit from the First World War. In 1921 Lenin proposed the New Economic Policy, a system of state capitalism that started the process of industrialization and recovery from the Russian Civil War. In 1922, the Russian SFSR joined former territories of the Russian Empire in the Soviet Union, with Lenin as its leader. The Bolshevik part later became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, which acted as a party presiding over a dictatorship. After his death, the theory Marxism–Leninism developed into a variety of schools of thought, like Stalism. Lenin remains a controversial and highly divisive world figure. Detractors have labeled him a dictator whose administration over performed multiple human rights abuses, but supporters have countered this criticism citing the limitations on his power and have promoted him as a champion of the working class. He has had a significant influence on the international Communist movement and was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.