The term ‘War is the locomotive of History’ comes from a report by Trotsky he was implying that history is modelled and changed by war. Meaning that after a War series of events take place due to that war and he is talking about the effect it has on different countries and nations how they develop due to war and the changes it brings about in history.
I have read up on this report and have found out that Trotsky was referring to the Russian civil war; he was implying that the civil war had a significant role in the Russian revolution in 191.
I agree with this statement because in a war the way a nation/society fights a war is a reflection of that society itself, and these reflections bring about many changes after a war has ended. War moves countries on and is taken credit as that exact locomotive, it is a benefactor of change. For Example if during a war the nation’s army is weak, uncoordinated, untrained and under bad leadership they are going to have a tough time, now after the war they can reflect on what went wrong and pin point their army not being any good this will set of a reaction in from them to train their men get the correct leaders and improvements have been made just from analysing what went wrong during that war. The same could be said for a countries artillery base, if they see that during war they are behind with the top armoury and machinery power after they are able to focus on improving this factor. This is the case for many other conditions and thus why i believe that war is the locomotive of history.
Changes in Britain as a result of the First and Second World War
As a result of the first and second world war there has been many changes in Britain, even though the world is always developing and progressing with time, certain changes would not come about as I explained earlier it is as if you are able to find out where your country is going wrong.
England before World War I had been the centre of the great British Empire, the war marked the beginning of the decline of that empire as many nations demanded independence, moreover they were once