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IN History & Culture ON 26 Dec, 2015
Wars are events reported by states when diplomatic means are neglected or nullified. Encounters with guns, bombs and tanks were their measure of power and supremacy. In history, there were myriad wars that made economic, financial and social conflicts among nations. Even more, these engendered trauma and residues cannot be forgotten.
Some marks of wars were still exposed to the modern civilization. For some reasons, governments did not have specific measures to dispose them. Battle tanks, for instance, were left in shorelines, under forest canopies, covered with snow and the likes. In other words, they're still there but some force overpowered it-- nature.
Countless biotic elements and outputs of natural processes were spotted to have conquered degraded battle tanks. While these symbolize nature's capability to cover history, it proves that they can co-exist.
Chuuk Lagoon, Japan--Vintage battle tank from World War II (WWII) left submerged and grown with marine mollusks, and corals, and other aquatic multicellular and unicellular species.
Puerto Rico--Aside from the invigorating scenery offered by a Puerto Rican beach named Playa Flamenco, there are rusty remains of an old American tank that played a pivotal role in WWII.
Germany--Severely paralyzed by a bombshell since the WWII, this Panzer tank was stocked in this vicinity for decades now.
Antarctica--An amazing but shocking historical view was found where tanks were abandoned. Within the research facility of the US military, non-functional tanks contained rusty plates which probably transformed to a 'Psychrophiles'--cold-loving bacteria--habitat.
Puerto Rico--another sighting in a beach, the frontally-defected vehicle was surpassed by combined natural process and marine life.
In the present time rainforest where one major war has occurred, the shooting machine is smothered powerlessly by the usual forest living organisms.
Netherlands--Vlieland kept Leonard I in an awkward position--rusty and half-submerged.
Japan--T34 and its old-aged might was forgotten by the native pastures, vandalisms and reddish-brown rusts.