Shock and Awe The Shock and Awe Technique is used in many instances in certain warfare. Its basic premise is to deter the enemy from any sort of resistance through means of display of power, or illusion. Examples are this.
1. The Atomic bomb dropped in Hiroshima ended WW2 by causing a dramatic effect, killing millions in one blast. Seeing this, the enemy had no more will to fight, and ended the war.
2. Certain armies in history used illusionary techniques to force their enemies to surrender. One such techniqe was, in the time before gunpowder and weapons, to use torches around the enemy camp, each man holding 3 torches, to make your numbers look larger then they actually where. In this way, the enemy army no longer wished to fight, and surrendured, or gave little resistance.