Change of effects of warfare on combatants due to new technological advancements since Second Industrial revolution

Write an essay which has an:
a?Introductory paragraph with a thesis statement,
a?body paragraphs that develop the thesis,
a?a conclusion.
a?Bibliography (APA style)

Use reference material (quotes, ideas, opinions, evidence, examples) from a minimum of
nine (9) different sources

The 9 sources shall be 3 journals (online journals are OK), 3 books, and 3 Internet sites

All 9 references must be used to develop the thesis and referenced properly in the essay

Question to be answered: How have the effects of warfare on combatants changed as a result of new technologies of warfare since the Second Industrial Revolution (c.1850)?

Note:

From the above question to be answered, compose a thesis statement that is clear and specific

The body of the essay shall discuss 3 different effects of warfare on combatants that have changed as a result of new technologies of warfare since the Second Industrial Revolution.

In order to point out effects of warfare on combatants that have changed as a result of new technologies of warfare since 1850, a comparison must be made to a period of time before 1850 to highlight the changes as a result of new technologies. (For example, a comparison can be made of the wars fought during the Crusades vs that of Vietnam or Iraq and examine the changes of effects on combatants as a result of new technologies)

a? One of the effects to be discussed in the essay shall be the fact that since the second industrial revolution, warfare has become increasingly dependent on technology. This dependence has caused armed conflict to become progressively more impersonal and lethal. (the writer shall show with examples the fact that before technological and industrialized warfare, killing was more personal and less lethal (e.g. bows and arrows may kill a person, but a machine gun can kill hundreds in the same amount of time)

a? The other 2 effects are up to the writer to choose, however they must be supported with strong and convincing evidence and compared with a period of time before the Second Industrial Revolution in order to show the a?changea

For a 5 page essay, each effect to be discussed must be approximately 1.25 pages in length, which equates to approximately 4 pages total for the body of the essay, therefore the introductory and conclusion paragraphs must be more or less half of a page each