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A lot of pressure from the war lead to rapid development in many things like technology. For an example, computers, penicillin, jets, rockets, radar, synthetic oil and rubber. In august of 1945, the US dropped two atomic bombs on Japanese cities and ended WW2. This was the first time a single weapon destroyed an entire city. This revolution in warfare and threat to human existence. Since then we have lived with threat of nuclear warfare and destruction as more powerful nuclear weapons have been produced. At the end of WW2, the unites states and Soviet Union were the most powerful countries in the world. We still live in a nuclear age with powerful countries like the Us and Russia still have lots of nuclear weapons. The Second World War is an extreme example of horrific human rights abuses. An effort was made by the newly created United Nations to work together and prevent violence and protect people. The decades after WW2 has been called the "rights revolution" in Canada. Inspired by Un Declaration of Human Rights and many provinces passed laws prohibiting discrimination. This was also inspired by all genders, races and backgrounds. During the war, Canada became more economically and militarily connected to the US than Britain. They worry that American culture would overwhelm Canada. As a part of strengthening Canadian identity, it was decided that Canada needs its own flag. The modern flag was accepted as a compromise that most could live with the maple leaf used as a symbol in both world wars.