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    Chemical Warfare in WWI Why did I pick this subject? I choose this because i’m interested in Chemical Warfare during WW1. In this essay you will learn when and why It started, what kind of chemicals they used in bombs and gases, who fought in the warfare, how it affected lives of people during this time, and when it ended. Chemical Warfare started by the Germans one hundred years ago on January 2, 1915. The Germans had first attacked using Chlorine gas. Which had started a war we called Chemical Warfare. Some of the chemicals the Germans used in bombs and gases were Sarin. Sarin was a liquid that had no taste, odor, color and was man-made that turned to gas in a matter of seconds. The next chemical was called Ricin, it is a common plant called the Castor Bean, it was used for oil but was highly deadly. It can kill a person by an amount of just a few grains of…

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    The weaponry of World War I proclaimed the dawning of a new era of human conflict. The days of honorable combat were replaced with weapons of mass casualties such as machine guns and explosives of catastrophic proportions. But these tools of death paled in comparison to the horrors of chemical warfare. Poison gases removed the enemy, replacing him with a faceless horror that more resembled the superstitions and ghosts of the Dark Ages than the newest scientific advantages of the 20th century.…

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    United States Chemical Corps begins its lineage in World War I. During this conflict, trench warfare was the primary means of gaining ground and remaining protected on the war front. In order to combat the long and tiring battles of trench warfare, axis powers began using chemical weapons to draw allied forces out of the trenches or to kill them with the effects of the chemicals themselves. After these types of attacks became more relevant within World War I, the U.S. developed the Gas…

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    interesting to see the progression of weapons from the early beginnings to now. Most people believe that chemical warfare agents were first introduced during the World Wars. Interestingly enough, the concepts of these agents were developed as early as 600 B.C. They weren’t known as chemical warfare agents however; the techniques that were used mimic the action of these agents that are being used today. During the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens, the Spartan army used a mixture of…

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    Chemical Warfare: An “Unconvential” threat Throughout the history of war, techniques and use of weapons in warfare have been improved over the years. Although some weapons and certain techniques are entirely new, the use of certain weapons such as Chemical Warfare have been around since WW1. Many have thought of Chemical Weapons as being too dangerous while others think it is necessary and essential to modern warfare. What threats does Chemical warfare pose to soldiers and civilians around the…

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    What is chemical warfare and why should we care about it? Chemical warfare is the use of toxins as a devastating weapon. So devastating that it falls under the WMD’s or weapon(s) of mass destruction. Although chemical weapons aren 't as prolific as during the WW1, they still pose a real threat. The most recent case and point is in Syria when they used chemical weapons on their own civilians after they were told by the OPCW to destroy them (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34212324). But…

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    The Chemical Warfare Service The lessons learned from the involvement of the United States in World War I would identify the need for a military organization that specialized in Chemical Warfare. The use of chemical weapons was one of the most deadly and effective tactics experienced by both sides during the trench-style warfare. Due to the concern that the chemical weapon strategies of the First World War would continue on in future armed conflicts, the United States Army created the Gas…

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    World War I is seen as the dawn of modern chemical warfare, with multiple chemical agents being used on a large scale. The variety of poisonous gases resulted in 1,240,000 injuries and 91,000 fatalities. Chemical weapons in World War I were primarily used to subdue, injure, and kill enemy soldiers who were in the trenches, against whom the slow moving gas clouds would be most effective. The types of chemical warfare weapons dominated from debilitating chemicals, such as tear gas and the dreadful…

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    1. Chemical warfare agents are classified as either persistent or non-persistent, which is determined based on the volatility of the chemical. A chemical is classified as highly volatile if it evaporates and disperses rapidly into the environment and is classified as non-persistent. Some examples of non-persistent chemical agents include: hydrogen cyanide (HCN), sarin (GB), chorine, and phosgene. These agents present an immediate but short-lived threat because they evaporate rapidly after…

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    Terror: Chemical Weapons and Why They Should Not Be Implemented in the Warzones of Today While reading the stimulus materials provided for us, I came across the article “The Secret Life of Plants” by Ferris Jabr. He spoke of how some plants and parasites are able to detect each other with chemicals. “And at least one parasitic plant homes in on its host’s telltale chemical scent” (Jabr, 48). When I read this article I thought of how the plants use chemicals offensively. I realized that humans…

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