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    Posted: 09-Mar-2007 at 14:33
I am currently working on a history project and need examples that involve something good stemming from disasters.  For example, canned goods were invented to preserve food being shipped to soldiers during wartime, the advent of modern day nursing began during the Civil War opening a door for women to work in the medical field, and sonar was invented during World War 2 to detect enemy submarines, but afterward was used to map ocean topography.  I realize all three of these examples relate to war, but any disaster--whether it be natural or manmade, including all regions and time eras--would fit into this project.  Any input would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
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  Quote Balaam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Mar-2007 at 20:15
The destruction of Athens by the Persians - allowed the Athenians to rebuild on a grand scale and for the arts to flourish.
 
Could that be considered a disaster where a good came from it??
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Mar-2007 at 22:04
The Lisbon earthquake and tsunami of 1755 perhaps, which had influence on Enlightenment thought, or the Mexican earthquake of 1985, which preluded the collapse of the Mexican one party state.
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