The development of amphibious warfare during World War II has changed the nature of warfare to the present day. In general, the development is significant because it has enabled a modern military organization to launch, or pretend to launch, a ground offensive from the sea against a shoreline, whether or not the shoreline is defended. During WWII, the United States' and the United Kingdom's advanced methods of amphibious warfare in the offense allowed them to establish a western war front, which led to decisive victory against Germany. Amphibious warfare in the defense significantly affected the United States' decision to use the atomic bomb to obtain a decisive victory. Since WWII, both the United States and the United Kingdom have continued to use amphibious warfare successfully.
- Amphibious Warfare
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