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I have to compose a paper that covers the impact of war on a society. Please help, I have become overwhelmed and need some help.

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War has a tremendous impact upon the society of any nation, largely due to the fact that war is a tremendously expensive undertaking for nations. Due to this factor, the war effort requires that governments mobilize as much of their human and material resources as possible, in order to be able to produce the materials that are needed to carry out warfare. Nations often have to raise the taxes of the individuals within their nations in order to be able to finance war efforts, which causes a strain upon individuals within those societies that may be barely making ends, meet economically. Due to this factor, one of the first impacts that war has upon a society is upon the citizens of that society, who are more often than not the individuals that have to make the financial sacrifices necessary to pay increased taxes in order to support war ...

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Find any article that discusses 20th Century "youth movement, "youth rebellion," or the youth revolution; all are terms to designate changes in the role of young people in the modern era. Historians tell us that "youth rebellions" were most pronounced in the decade of the 1920s and the 1960s.

When you find information of interest to you, answer the following questions:

1. Why were youth rebelling in that period, e.g., wars, cultural restrictions, etc.?

2. How was the rebellion manifested, e.g., riots, radical political action, drugs or alcohol, violation of society's sexual mores, etc.

3. What role did science or technology play in alienation of young people during the period?

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Youth have been expressing themselves and rebelling against authority since pre-historic times. As teenagers grow up they reach a time when they desire more autonomy than society is prepared to willingly give them. At this cultural crossroads young people are forced to choose between either resisting or conforming to the expectations placed on them by society. In this paper we will look at the youth movements that occurred during the 1920's and 1960's and analyze the factors that contributed to them, discuss how youth exhibited their defiance of social norms and also try to determine what role science and technology played in these youth movements.

1. Why were youth rebelling during the 1920's and 1960's? (e.g., wars, cultural restrictions, etc)

There are some interesting parallels between the events leading up youth movements of the 1920's and 1960's. Both eras came on the heels of major wars. The first World War had just come to an end in 1918. The major European powers had been devastated by the war and simply wanted to retreat to their countries and rebuild their societies. In contrast, America had only joined the conflict in April of 1917 and though they played a pivotal role in helping defeat the Germans they did not suffer the catastrophic casualties that the Allied powers did. America emerged from the Great War with an attitude of invincibility, moral authority and a supreme confidence in science and technology.

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