AIDS, influenza, mad cow disease and malaria are some examples of the many
diseases that today are society has to face. Certain ones that came over with the traveling
of immigrate through out the country. With all the diseases that are in our society, one
has to ask one self that is modernization truly worth it. With modernization, there is war
such as; World War I (WWI), World War II, Gulf War, Desert Shield and Storm, etc.
This paper will discuss how modernization may not have been the best for our society,
using the relationship between influenza, industrial revolution, imperialism, and WWI.
Before we can compare and relate the topics, it is important to know what are
influenza, industrial revolution, imperialism, and WWI about.
Influenza, which is also known as the flu or grippe, is acute contagious viral
infection characterized by inflammation of the respiratory tract and by fever, chills,
muscular pain, and prostration.
This disease was first record in the United States in the
1918 in a solider camp in Kansas. Influenza was the epidemic of 1918-1919, which killed
more people than the war of that time, which as World War I. The death count for this
disease reached between 20 and 40 million people. Influenza has been cited as the most
devastating epidemic in recorded world history. Through this disease, more people died