War & Military

This board surveys the images and data from wars all over the world and throughout history. As one sociologist noted, the task is to discern the constitutive…
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Source: U.S. Military Academy
Source: Historical Statistics of the United States
Photo credit: colorized by Stacey Palmer

War: The American Civil War (1861 - 1865)

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"The dot in the centre represents all the firepower of World War II. The other dots represent the firepower of existing nuclear weapons. The top right circle represents the weapons on one Poseidon submarine. It is equal to the firepower of three world wars."
Nuclear-Weapons Tests by Country, 1945-2013
Source: Mrnett1974

War: Nuclear Arms & Nuclear War

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Korean War, 1950 - 1953  The war began on June 20, 1950 with the North Koreans barging into the South Korean barrier with their experienced military tactics from the Chinese Civil War.  The text with this illustration reads: "Korea, 1952: Amongst the ruins of a Korean village, an M26 Pershing enters the scene, to the relief of some shell-shocked U.S. troops."  Artist: Jody Harmon
A soldier breaks down in the comfort of another after learning a friend had been killed in action. Korea, 1950. (Albert Chang)

War: The Korean War (1950 - 1953)

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U.S. paratroopers of the Second Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, hold their automatic weapons above water as they cross a river in the rain during a search for Viet Cong positions in the jungle area of Ben Cat, September 25, 1965.  Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image?
Private Woods of the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, carries an M60 over his shoulder while standing in front of a burning hut in the village of Lieu Ann in the Bong Son plain, Vietnam. The image was taken during U.S. Operation Pershing in 1967. The Regiment was involved in a firefight the previous night, and when entering the village the next morning, the U.S. soldiers tripped landmines, injuring three and killing one.  Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image?
"For me, the ironic token of that moment in history is the plaque signed by President Richard M. Nixon that Apollo 11 took to the Moon. It reads: 'We came in peace for all mankind.' As the US was dropping 7.5 megatons of conventional explosives on small nations in SE Asia, we congratulated ourselves on our humanity: We would harm no one on a lifeless rock." ~Carl Sagan [click on this image to find a short clip & analysis of just and unjust wars from a sociological perspective]

War: The Vietnam War (1955 - 1975)

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"The second plane flew directly over my head and slammed into the South Tower. It took me a few seconds to get my head together, and this was the shot I took," September 11, 2001.  Photo credit: Marc A. Garrett — in New York, New York.
The South Tower distintegrates, raining debris behind a cross atop Trinity Church, September 11, 2001.  Photo credit: James Nachtwey / VII for Time — in New York, New York.
The photographer, Phil Penman, got as close as he could to the buildings before police erected the cordon, September 11, 2001.  Photo credit: Phil Penman — in New York, New York.

War: Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001

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Artist: Mana Neyestani
The same street in Homs, Syria in 2011 and 2014  [follow this link to find a bundle of videos and analyses related to the sociology of war: www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/category/warmilitarybd0766f6c5/1.html]

The Syrian Civil War (2011 - present)

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For better or worse, the strength of a country's military is directly linked to its influence on the world stage. To make sense of a country's actual strength, we have compiled key elements that comprise the 35 strongest militaries around the world according to a ranking published by Global Firepower. Quality of equipment, training, and professionalism of each military is not taken into account.  Source: Global Firepower
SIPRI Military Expenditure Database 2011  SIPRI Yearbook 2011.  SIPRI: nin.tl/v1bj70  Robert Pollin and Heidi Garret-Peltier, ‘The US Employment Effects of Military and Domestic Spending Priorities’, PERI, 2009.  William D Hartung, ‘Military Spending: A poor job creator’, Center for International Policy,  September 2011: nin.tl/vbLmlJ  Mike Ludwig, ‘US Military Paid $1.1 Trillion to Contractors That Defrauded the Government’, Truthout, 20 October 2011:truth-out.org
"Military Spending: Iran v. U.S."    via (Glenn Greenwald)

War: Military Spending

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The Syrian Conflict
a cartoon depicting two men in front of a sign that says, styria parliament
"SYRIA"
Artist: Mana Neyestani
History of Genocide by the Numbers
Calendar Years the U.S. Has Been at War since 1776
Source: Washington Post / Public Citizen Public, Military, Sociology, Citizen, Sociologist, Birth Year, Modern Warfare, Life
What Percentage of Your Life the U.S. Has Been at War, by Birth Year:
Source: Washington Post / Public Citizen
a bar chart showing the number of americans who have been fighting for rights in america
Overall, would you say the war in Afghanistan was worth fighting or not worth fighting? 2021
Source: AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research
the graph shows that there are two growth in xenophobia attacks
Growth in Xenophobic Attacks - Anti-Muslim/Arab/Refugee Attacks as Percent of Total Attacks
Orange line = Outside the U.S. Blue line = U.S. Source: Dr. Elizabeth Yates, Senior Researcher on Domestic Radicalization Project, START Domestic Radicalization Project
the graph shows that there are two different types of attacks and one is an upward decline in
Increase in No. of Attacks - Far-Right Terrorist Attacks, W. Euro, NZ, AU, CA, US, 2000-2019
Source: Dr. Elizabeth Yates, Senior Researcher on Domestic Radicalization Project, START Domestic Radicalization Project
a bar chart showing the number of attacks that occurred in u s and canada over time
Increase in No. of Attacks - Far-Right Terrorist Attacks in the U.S., 2000-2019
Source: Dr. Elizabeth Yates, Senior Researcher on Domestic Radicalization Project, START Domestic Radicalization Project
a comic strip with two people talking to each other and an airplane flying in the sky
[U.S. drones fly over the heads of a man and woman talking. One drone is shown dropping a bomb.] Man: "They say the next ones will be sent by a woman!" Woman: "Really makes you feel like you're part of history." Artist: Does anyone know who this artist is?
Source: U.S. Military Academy Us History, United States History, United States, American Revolutionary War, Civil Wars, Historical Maps, Confederate Navy, Northern Virginia, American
Historical Map of the American Civil War: Principal Campaigns 1861-1865
Source: U.S. Military Academy
the bar chart shows that there are many different types of people
Resources of the Union and the Confederacy
Source: Historical Statistics of the United States
a man laying on the ground next to a dirt hill with his head in the mud
Photo of dead confederate soldier, Fort Mahone, Petersburg, Virginia, 1865
Photo credit: colorized by Stacey Palmer
an old black and white photo of men standing in front of a tent with trees
Tent of A. Foulke, sutler, 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery, Brandy Station, Virginia, 1864
Photo credit: James F. Gibson
an old black and white photo of men standing on top of a mountain with birds flying overhead
Devil's Den - Corpses at Devil's Den after the battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, 1863. Today, it is a tourist attraction. Photo credit: Library of Congress — in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
an old photo of a man standing next to a horse
Captain Henry Page, 1863
Captain Henry Page, assistant quartermaster, at Army of Potomac headquarters with horse, Bealeton, Virginia, August 1863. Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image?
For better or worse, the strength of a country's military is directly linked to its influence on the world stage. To make sense of a country's actual strength, we have compiled key elements that comprise the 35 strongest militaries around the world according to a ranking published by Global Firepower. Quality of equipment, training, and professionalism of each military is not taken into account.  Source: Global Firepower Govt, General Knowledge, General Knowledge Facts, World Data, General Knowledge Book, Gk Knowledge, Gernal Knowledge, World History Facts, Ias Study Material
The 35 Most Powerful Militaries in the World
For better or worse, the strength of a country's military is directly linked to its influence on the world stage. To make sense of a country's actual strength, we have compiled key elements that comprise the 35 strongest militaries around the world according to a ranking published by Global Firepower. Quality of equipment, training, and professionalism of each military is not taken into account. Source: Global Firepower
U.S. paratroopers of the Second Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, hold their automatic weapons above water as they cross a river in the rain during a search for Viet Cong positions in the jungle area of Ben Cat, September 25, 1965.  Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image? Vietnam, Youtube, Battle, Paratrooper, Battalion, S Pic, Infantry
U.S. paratroopers cross a river in the rain during a search for Viet Cong positions, 1965
U.S. paratroopers of the Second Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, hold their automatic weapons above water as they cross a river in the rain during a search for Viet Cong positions in the jungle area of Ben Cat, September 25, 1965. Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image?
Private Woods of the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, carries an M60 over his shoulder while standing in front of a burning hut in the village of Lieu Ann in the Bong Son plain, Vietnam. The image was taken during U.S. Operation Pershing in 1967. The Regiment was involved in a firefight the previous night, and when entering the village the next morning, the U.S. soldiers tripped landmines, injuring three and killing one.  Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image? Warriors, Army, Person With Rifle, Photo, The Past
A soldier carries an M60 over his shoulder, 1967
Private Woods of the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, carries an M60 over his shoulder while standing in front of a burning hut in the village of Lieu Ann in the Bong Son plain, Vietnam. The image was taken during U.S. Operation Pershing in 1967. The Regiment was involved in a firefight the previous night, and when entering the village the next morning, the U.S. soldiers tripped landmines, injuring three and killing one. Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image?
two men sitting at a table in front of a tent with an american flag on it
President Abraham Lincoln sits with general George McClellan in the general's tent, 1862
President Abraham Lincoln sits with general George McClellan in the general's tent, Antietam, Maryland, 1862. Photo credit: Buyenlarge
the most say that the u s is and should be the world leader in china
Most say that the U.S. is and should be the world leader, 2020
Source: Pew Research Center
an old poster with the words democracy will come to you
If you don't come to democracy, democracy will come to you Artist: If anyone knows the name of this artist, please let us know.
peter thiel quote about the history of modern world
"In the history of the modern world, inequality has only been ended through communist revolution, war, or deflationary economic collapse. It's a disturbing question which of these three is going to happen today, or if there's a fourth way out." ~ Peter Thiel
a painting of two soldiers on top of a stone block with one kneeling down and the other standing up
Artist: Paul Kuczynski (Paweł Kuczyńki)
a green plastic figurine of a man on a wheel chair
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Artist: Luis Quiles Feminism, Meme, Zelda Characters, Deviantart, Modern, Kunst, Lora Zombie, Erotic, Sanat
Artist: Luis Quiles
Me: "Hollywood collaborates with the military industrial complex to manufacture consent for imperialist adventurism while simultaneously whitewashing US atrocities the world over"  Ya'all: "You have a lot of whacky conspiracy theories."  Military Industrial Complex: "It's #Oscars90 Sunday and did you know the #DoD works with #Hollywood to ensure the #military is correctly portrayed in films?" Humour, Power To The People, Social Justice, Society, Preaching, Social Issues, Intersectionality, Intersectional Feminism, Capitalism
Me: "Hollywood collaborates with the military industrial complex to manufacture consent for imperialist adventurism while simultaneously whitewashing US atrocities the world over" Ya'all: "You have a lot of whacky conspiracy theories." Military Industrial Complex: "It's #Oscars90 Sunday and did you know the #DoD works with #Hollywood to ensure the #military is correctly portrayed in films?"
If you have not already done so, please take a moment to replace the ordnance in your home with rainbows  Source: Does anyone know where this street art is located, or who painted it? (http://giordani-in-gold.tumblr.com/post/28215964956) Rainbows, Street, All Over The World, Warfare
If you have not already done so, please take a moment to replace the ordnance in your home with rainbows Source: Does anyone know where this street art is located, or who painted it? (http://giordani-in-gold.tumblr.com/post/28215964956)
a woman sitting on top of a suitcase in front of a full moon with bubbles
Daisy [follow this link to find a bundle of videos related to the sociological study of war and the military: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/videos/category/warmilitarybd0766f6c5] Artist: Dan Elijah G. Fajardo
the silhouettes of people standing on top of a cliff, with flags flying above them
Does anyone know the name of the artist?