Also, new technology and innovative new officers clash with old generals and traditional tactics, with spectacularly bloody results. WW1 is the quintessential example of this, but this was happening as early as the American Civil-Napoleon era close order formations plus new Minie ball rifles and rifled artillery made for massacres.
>>50746731 I'm pretty sure the first smart phones didn't start showing up until the 21st century. I remember reading about it in The Economist in 2003 or 2004 as something Samsung was experimenting with. There were PDAs back then, but they didn't get combined with phones until a few years afterwards. I wish they hadn't been combined
>>50746731 Or you might not have mobile phones at all, because the 20th century encompasses so much!
Fuck, when it comes to tech even talking about decades quickly becomes difficult. How did phones look in the naughts? You went from bricks being popular to clamshells to whoops, suddenly the iPhone is out. And you've got some years during that time when all three are popular and on the market at the same time!
Asking about the history of warfare in terms of centuries kind of makes sense if you go back some centuries, but the acceleration of technology after the industrial revolution kind of fucked up the scale a bit. Among other things.
>>50746895 Blackberry, brah. Also, look up the Nokia 9000 Communicator.
It should be noted that technology didn't hit the world in equal waves; the Middle East was an absolute mess in the 50s where swordsmen and Renault FTs and T-55s and Maxim Machineguns and Napoleonic cannons and muskets clashed like a Civ IV game.
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