Corporate Military

Contest Info

  • Started: 12/2/2004 06:05
  • Ended: 12/4/2004 06:05
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 23
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Corporate Military
Contest Directions: Imagine if famous companies landed some military contracts. What sort of changes to the military would we see and how would it impact soldiers? Show us how these changes might impact the military by using any corporate "sponsorship".

Contest Info

    • Started: 12/2/2004 06:05
    • Ended: 12/4/2004 06:05
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 23
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
23 pictures
  • Nokia

  • Nuke

  • iPlane

  • Maybelline

  • Uniforms by Benetton

    Uniforms by Benetton
  • SuperSoaker Soldiers

    SuperSoaker Soldiers
  • Black&Decker

  • Dude

  • FedEx

  • General Gates

    General Gates
  • iGun

  • National iPod

    National iPod
  • ACME AirDefence

    ACME AirDefence
  • Army of One Ton

    Army of One Ton
  • Smirk

  • Nintendo Army

    Nintendo Army
  • Hallmark

  • Mc Donalds

    Mc Donalds
  • Eveready

  • Intel Ship

    Intel Ship
  • Kool-Aid

  • King Rumsfeld

    King Rumsfeld
  • Ford Tank

    Ford Tank
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The U.S. Air Force signed a landmark contract with Microsoft and Dell not only to make the computer systems used by the Air Force more secure but to make it far easier for federal agencies to lock down and secure their own networks. Under the conditions of the deal, which is a multi year agreement, the two companies will deliver thousands of desktop personal computers that are securely configured, along with servers, to the Air Force. The companies will also provide other support services as well. The role of war in human society is estimated in different ways: * To the negative consequences of wars it is possible to attribute that complex, which is designated as a humanitarian accident: hunger, epidemics, population moves. Modern wars are connected with huge human and material losses, with unknown destructions and disasters. For example, losses in the wars of the European countries (killed and who died of wounds and illnesses) are the following: in the 17th century - 3.3 million people, in the 18th century - 5.4, in the 19th and the 20th century beginning (to the First World War) - 5.7, in the First World War - above 9, in the Second World War (including victims in fascist concentration camps) - over 50 million people. * To the positive consequences of wars they attribute information interchange (thanks to the Talassky fight Arabs found out the secret of a paper manufacturing from the Chinese) and the acceleration of the march of history (left Marxists consider war by the social revolution catalyst), and also the removal of contradictions (war as the dialectic moment of negation at Gegel). Some researchers attribute war also to be positive for a human society as a whole (not for the person) the following factors: 1. War returns biological selection in human society. By that the posterity is left by the most adapted for the of survival people, as in usual conditions of the human community the action of the biology laws is strongly weakened; 2. For the period of military actions all interdictions, which are imposed on a human being in a society during normal times, are lifted. As consequence, war can be considered as a way and a method of the removal of psychological pressure within the limits of the whole society. 3. The fear of imposing another's will, the fear in the face of danger is an exclusive stimulus to technical progress. It is no accident that many novelties are invented and appear at first for military needs and only then find the application in peace time. Wars of the Ancient world: * Aggressive campaigns of the ancient states for the purpose of enslavement of the tribes, which were at lower stages of social development, for gathering a tribute and for the capture of slaves (for example, Gallic war, Marcomannic war, etc.); * International wars for the purpose of the occupation and a robbery of the defeated countries (for example, Punic wars, the Greek-Persian wars); * Civil wars between various aristocratic groups (for example, diadochos wars for the division of the empire of Alexander the Great in 321-276 BC); * Servile insurrections (for example, the servile insurrection in Rome under the guidance of Spartak); * Popular outbreaks of peasants and handicraftsmen (insurrection of "red-broweds" in China). Middle Ages wars: * Religious wars: Crusades, Jihad; * Dynastic wars (for example, The Wars of Roses in England); * Wars for the creation of the centralized national states (for example, war for the association of Russian lands around Moscow in the 14-15th centuries); * Peasant revolts against the government (for example, Jacquerie in France, Ivan Bolotnikov's peasant revolt in Russia). Wars of New and Newest times: * Colonial wars of the capitalist countries for the enslavement of the people of Asia, Africa, America, Oceania (for example, Opium Wars); * Aggressive wars of the states and coalitions of the states for hegemony (for example, Northern war, the Korean war, Ethiopian Eritrean War of Independence), wars for world supremacy (the Seven Years' War, the First and the Second World War); * The Civil wars accompanying development of socialist and bourgeois-democratic revolutions. Often civil wars merge with wars against external intervention (Civil war in China); * National-liberation wars of the people of the dependent and colonial countries against colonizers, for an establishment of the state independence or for its preservation, against attempts to restore a colonialism (for example, the Algerian war; colonial war in Portugal, etc.).