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Are fewer people lost in wars now as opposed to ancient times due to technological advances?

  • Yes, fewer are lost in wars.

    Fewer people are lost in wars today, because of advances in military technologies. During ancient battles (even recent wars), many soldiers and civilians were killed in battles. Because of advances in technology, fewer people are dying in military conflicts than before. Furthermore, most armed forces no longer target civilians in war either.

  • Yes, I think so.

    Fewer people are lost in wars today, because of advances in military technologies. During ancient battles (even recent wars), many soldiers and civilians were killed in battles. Because of advances in technology, fewer people are dying in military conflicts than before. Furthermore, most armed forces no longer target civilians in war either.

  • Yes, fewer are lost in wars.

    Fewer people are lost in wars today, because of advances in military technologies. During ancient battles (even recent wars), many soldiers and civilians were killed in battles. Because of advances in technology, fewer people are dying in military conflicts than before. Furthermore, most armed forces no longer target civilians in war either.

  • Yes fewer are lost in wars, but tech advances are not the primary cause.

    The primary cause is to to the increase in the value of the Soldiers life. Historically he who threw the most Soldier at the battle won. This was seen in WW1 where there was a huge increase of tech. However, trench warfare had commanders using humans as bullet sponges where we were trading bullets for bodies. There is a more intensive risk assessment done today and the human life is considered more when attempting to take an objective.

    Also, technology works both ways as it has increased to save life but also much more effective at taking life.

  • Medical advances plus the more destructive nature of modern weapons make it a toss up.

    While medical advancements are able to save the lives of people who would have once been lost to injuries received in battle or the resulting infections from less than ideal sanitary conditions, the scale of destruction modern weapons have increased the casualties of war as well. Overall the percentage of casualties may well have been balanced out between the medical advances available to save people and destructive capabilities of modern weapons.


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