Lessons Learned Research Paper

Length: 2 pages Sources: 2 Subject: American History Type: Research Paper Paper: #77734091 Related Topics: Earthquake, Cuba, International Trade
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Disasters of the Twentieth Century

Most of the great disasters of the twentieth century became truly "great" precisely because there were not appropriate levels of planning or mitigation processes in place, and the San Francisco Fire of 1906 was no exception. Caused by an earthquake that disrupted what mitigation components that were a part of the city -- rupturing water lines to make fighting the fires all but impossible, ad breaking the city's alarm system to make warnings less effective -- San Francisco was nearly leveled by the two concurrent and directly related disasters that struck (Popular Mechanics, 2012). A lack of planning in the city's design made the buildings susceptible to the earthquake and the fire, with densely packed wooden structures and man-made ground both exacerbating the problem immensely (Popular Mechanics, 2012). With the mitigation systems compromised from the outset, there was little to be done.

The Spanish Flu

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This outbreak began to occur during the height of World War I, and thus by the time the virulence and highly contagious nature of the disease was known it had already been shipped along with soldier throughout Europe and from there to other parts of the world (Popular Mechanics, 2012). There was no proper plan in place for dealing with an epidemic of this magnitude, in part because there simply was not the medical capability to address the disease, but also because there was not the international coordination and cooperation necessary to accompany the degree of international trade and interaction (Popular Mechanics, 2012). This provided a great source of learning for future epidemics, however.

The Bay of Pigs disaster was purely man-made, and as such ought to have been under the…

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JFK Library. (2012). The Bay of Pigs. Accessed 1 May 2012. http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/The-Bay-of-Pigs.aspx

Popular Mechanics. (2012). The top 10 worst disasters of the last century. Accessed 1 May 2012. http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/survival/stories/10-disasters


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