Chemical Weapons Convention

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  • OPCW Chemical Weapons

    Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Introduction The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is an intergovernmental organization created in 1997 in order to uphold an arms control treaty known as the Convention on the Prohibition of Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, or the Chemical Weapons Convention. Only four United Nations member states are not part of the OPCW—Israel, Egypt, Sudan, and North Korea; they have not ratified the CWC. The OPCW’s main purpose is to destroy existing chemical weapons and to monitor the chemical industry in order to prevent the creation of new weapons. Currently, the OPCW has destroyed…

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  • Blister Agent Research Paper

    specter of nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC) attack or accident has loomed over our society for generations. Of the family of chemical agents, is the class of vesicants – also known as Blister Agents. Though there are different types of blister agents, their mechanism of action against their victims are the same. A wide spectrum of protective equipment and detection devices are commercially available for first responders in contending with a blister agent incident. Weaponized blister agent was…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Chemical Weapons

    Biological and Chemical weapons if in the wrong hands can be just as destructive as nuclear weapons. Biological warfare is the use of any organism to harm or kill any population or area. Chemical warfare is the use of any chemical produced by organism to harm people. These weapon could be explained as high risk, no reward. The creation and use of chemical and biological weapons should be banned due to the fact that they are hard to trace and are uncontrollable.With the advances of science these…

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  • Chemical Warfare Weapons

    It’s 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…

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  • The Sarin Gas Attack And The Iran And Iraq War

    Sarin, which is a chemical liquid was released on up to seven lines of the stations injuring and killing civilians. It’s said that there was up to five packages with the gas inside. During the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980’s Iraq used mustard gas and Sarin to quickly take out Iran’s troops. The mustard gas used by the Iraqi army was said to affect the enemies in a fast-rapid way. It then builds itself up in the body so it can later have a stronger attack on weakening the body. The Iraqis did this so…

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  • The Importance Of Chemical Warfare

    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 ( But…

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  • Analysis Of Lady Castelloza's Contessa De Dia

    Liz Hale points out that in the male-dominated society, one could expect that trobairitz work would include the adoration of man; rather, it is the complete opposite and they are anything but submissive to men. (Fifes) One trobairitz who does this is Lady Castelloza who shows no fear of criticizing the actions of a man and acknowledging her own worth: “I’m angry if you refuse me any joy, and if you let me die you’ll commit a sin. I’ll be in torment, and you’ll be vilely blamed.” (source) Another…

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  • Theme Of Ignorance In Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury centers around the dystopian society in a nearing future. It follow Guy Montag and his interaction with the world around him, mainly the various people he encounters on daily basis. Each character lies somewhere on the scale of ignorance or knowledge, some lay more towards ignorance, or on knowledge and a few in the middle. Montag lies in the middle and hinders on each side depending who he meets. Characters like Clarisse, Faber, the old women lean him more towards…

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  • Essay On Norm Violation

    I chose to participate in Living Experiment Option three which required me to commit a norm violation. I decided to choose the 4th norm violation which required me to walk into a crowded grocery store and jump up and down while waiting in a checkout line. I decided to walk into Millers, The local gas station on campus and I grabbed a pack of gum and stepped in line to pay for it. Once I was in line I preceded to jump up and down in place until I got to the front of the line. I began jumping…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Art Of Makeup

    Society is founded on one principle and one principle only: beauty. By age twelve, I adapted society’s principle as my own. I admired the beautiful actresses with the flawless skin, shiny hair, and thin body. I wanted that for myself and began to straighten and curl my hair at the age of twelve. At thirteen, I wanted more. I begged my mom for contacts, because everyone knows that the girl with glasses are not beautiful—well at least in makeover movies. I then begged her to allow me to get my…

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