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  • 16th Century English Weapons - 1,456 words
    16th Century English Weapons 16th Century English Weapons During the 16th century England and much of Europe found itself in turmoil and in a constant state of war. The outbreak of fighting led to the invention and development of new weapons and the growth and change of weapons of old. The development of weapons was a trademark of the time, with a sort of renaissance, or re-birth in the field of weaponry (Miller). The technology was highlighted by the invention of gunpowder by the Chinese which eventually found its way to England (Grolier). However, the use of gunpowder was minimal, because the use of had yet to be perfected. The technological advancement most useful during the period was pr ...
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  • Chemical Weapons - 743 words
    Chemical Weapons We have a lot of problems facing this modern world including global warming, nuclear proliferation, pollution, and war. One of the most overlooked problems that is facing this world is Chemical Weapons warfare. I will be discussing Chemical Weapons and their effect on people and the environment. Chemical Weapons need to be thought as a problem that requires an efficient swift solution. Before we can discuss the effect of Chemical Weapons on people and the environment we must discuss what exactly Chemical Weapons are. Chemical weapons have been defined as chemical substances, whether gaseous, liquid or solid, which might be employed because of their direct toxic effects on ma ...
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  • Medieval Weapons - 1,026 words
    Medieval Weapons Medieval Weapons were (are) very dangerous. They Can kill, puncture, wound, hurt, or anything else. All weapons From the Middle Ages were looked upon as frightening and crucial Tools to kill. From a small dagger to a large cannon; all weapons Would kill, no doubt about it. A lot, in fact most of the weapons were used for siege and Defense against castles. Castles were the most integral part of the Middle Ages. They held the king, the servants and anyone else Important. If you wanted land or money, a castle was the perfect Place to hit. Movable Towers were just one thing used to lay siege on These castles. Not necessarily a weapon itself, it held Weapons...knights and peasant ...
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  • Medieval Weapons - 1,052 words
    ... t status. The Saxons considered a sword to have equal value of one hundred-twenty oxen or fifteen male slaves. (Barber 63) They remained popular in many different forms throughout the Middle Ages. The battle-axe was a product of the Scandinavian Vikings of the nineth century. The axe was large and formidable and had no specific types of strikes as the sword did. One simply swung the axe in the general vicinity of a rival. The sling was a thin piece of leather with a thick pocket near the middle. A small stone was placed in this pocket, and the sling was set into spinning motion. Once the sling was released, the stone would flit through the air at an enemy. The short bow was used in the e ...
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  • Nuclear Weapons - 380 words
    Nuclear Weapons The topic of nuclear weapons is one that will be around forever. One of my favorite lines from the reading we had was that we cannot uninvent nuclear weapons and this is completely right. If asked outright if I am for or against nuclear weapons I would have to say that I am very much for them and I think they are and absolute necessity for our country. We one of the riches countries in the world but I think that also makes us the biggest target in the world. I think for us to have nuclear weapons is an absolute necessity, I do at the same time believe we should never fire them. If we were to totally rid ourselves of nuclear weapons we might as well put a big sign on the front ...
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  • Nuclear Weapons - 1,959 words
    Nuclear Weapons A major problem concerning the world today is the disposal of nuclear weapons. With the Cold War, we have seen a massive build up of nuclear weapons, and no, that we are no longer in a state of global warfare, what is to be done with them? As a result of the build-up in nuclear weapons during the cold war the world is now facing major environmental problems trying to deactivate them, and in addition major debate are occurring on the policies of disarmament and deterrence as solutions to this global problem. Countries are becoming more aware of the fact that their citizens do not want to have to worry about a nuclear attack or environmental effects of nuclear weapons testing. ...
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  • Nuclear Weapons And Defense - 1,032 words
    Nuclear Weapons and Defense A third world country is producing nuclear weapons. The country is the same that has given the United States trouble in the past. It is Iraq. Shortly after the U.S finds this out, we are being attacked by a nuclear strike from Iraq. U.S. cities are being destroyed one by one. We declare a full scale nuclear retaliation against Iraq. Huge devastation occurs throughout the world as allies join into the war. Nuclear winter starts to develop. Over half of the worlds population has been eliminated. Water and food is contaminated from the radiation. The few survivors of the nuclear war are eating dead animals and people. There are no hospitals available for the sick, no ...
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  • Nuclear Weapons And Defense - 1,005 words
    ... s on many key points, including the desirability of 50% reductions in nuclear weapons. Among unresolved issues were exact procedures for ensuring effective verification of any new agreement and the preferred relationship between strategic offensive and defensive forces. The United States favored the rapid and eventual deployment of nationwide defensive systems, as indicated by its support of the Strategic Defense Initiative. The Soviet Union was sharply critical of SDI. They did not want the system employed because that would have meant losing the arms race. By 1985, the Space Shuttle was conducting missions in space for the SDI program. The 18th Shuttle flight took place on June 17 - 24 ...
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  • Nuclear Weapons And Their Hazards - 817 words
    Nuclear Weapons and Their Hazards The modern world is threaten by atomic bombs, chemical weapons, and other nuclear weapons. The nuclear weapon is the number one problem facing the world today. We have not been able to get nuclear weapons under control yet but we all know that our world will be totally destroy. Since the development of nuclear energy, the outcome of human civilization was very slim. It was intended for a good cause, when a Germany-Jew split the atom and found energy, but instead it was used for destroying the next country. The effect on the modern world in devastating. More recent atomic weapons are the ICBM missile. These missiles have multiple warheads that can destroy the ...
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  • Nuclear Weapons, Explosive Devices, Designed To Release Nuclear Energy On A Large Scale, Used Primarily In Military Applicati - 1,937 words
    Nuclear Weapons, explosive devices, designed to release nuclear energy on a large scale, used primarily in military applications. The first atomic bomb (or A-bomb), which was tested on July 16, 1945, at Alamogordo, New Mexico, represented a completely new type of artificial explosive. All explosives prior to that time derived their power from the rapid burning or decomposition of some chemical compound. Such chemical processes release only the energy of the outermost electrons in the atom. See Atom and Atomic Theory. Nuclear explosives, on the other hand, involve energy sources within the core, or nucleus, of the atom. The A-bomb gained its power from the splitting, or fission, of all the at ...
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  • Nuclear Weapons, Explosive Devices, Designed To Release Nuclear Energy On A Large Scale, Used Primarily In Military Applicati - 1,957 words
    ... projected thermonuclear device. Thermonuclear Tests Following developmental tests in the spring of 1951 at the U.S. Enewetak Proving Grounds in the Marshall Islands during Operation Greenhouse, a full-scale, successful experiment was conducted on November 1, 1952, with a fusion-type device. This test, called Mike, which was part of Operation Ivy, produced an explosion with power equivalent to several million tons of TNT (that is, several megatons). The Soviet Union detonated a thermonuclear weapon in the megaton range in August 1953. On March 1, 1954, the U.S. exploded a fusion bomb with a power of 15 megatons. It created a glowing fireball, more than 4.8 km (more than 3 mi) in diameter, ...
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  • Nuclear Weapons: Other Options - 530 words
    Nuclear Weapons: Other Options Nuclear weapons, is one of today's most talked about issue. The United States alone has enough missiles to destroy Earth a few times over. Americans, then should not waste their money on taxes for building more weapons! There are other issues America must be concerned with. Why not stop the building of weapons and use the money for other needed causes? Today, over forty percent of America's national budget is used for our already large nuclear arsenal, but less than one percent is allocated for the homeless and other vital causes. For example, the money could be used for helping the homeless, working towards a drug-free America, and easing the trade deficit. Th ...
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  • The Spread Of Nuclear Weapons A Debate - 1,074 words
    The Spread Of Nuclear Weapons- A Debate This book is structured as a debate between the authors on the subject of nuclear proliferation. Waltz argues that because nuclear weapons 'will never the less spread,' the end result will be stabilizing. His main point is that 'nuclear weapons make wars hard to start' and that even radical states will act like rational ones because of the mutually deterrent effort of nuclear weapons. Sagan . . . fears the worst because of 'inherent limits in organizational reliability. He contends that the parochial interests of professional military leaders in emerging nuclear states, who will tend to see war as 'inevitable' and skeptically view any nonmilitary alter ...
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  • The Spread Of Nuclear Weapons A Debate - 1,045 words
    ... uired from the U.S. if it can't conduct nuclear tests. By the way, this situation is what Sagan wrote about: the powerful countries with nuclear weapons will try to control forever, and this should be obstructed. While the U.S. military provides an overwhelming deterrent to any rational adversary, we must also worry about how to deal with potential threats from sources that are not rational. And it is against these dangers that the Administration is developing and testing a limited NMD system, with a decision on deployment possible as early as next summer. This decision will be based on our overall security interests and will take into account cost, threat, technological feasibility and ...
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  • Weapons Of The Civil War - 1,149 words
    Weapons of the Civil War The Civil War has been the worst tragedy that this country has experienced throughout our nations fairly young existence. It will forever be a permanent scar that will blemish the history of the United States of America. The Civil War amassed more American casualties than all other wars combined. This fact is partially due to the amazing advancement of firearms during the era of the Civil War. Both the C.S.A. and USA were fractionally responsible for creating this sudden surge of technological development in weapon design. The other factor was that the military was currently experiencing a time of transition which contributed to a remarkable increase of modern weapon ...
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  • Weapons Of The Civil War - 1,170 words
    ... ing rate of 600 shots per minute! Overheating was also not a factor because in actuality each barrel only shot 50 times per minute. Although this was clearly a gun that couldve won battles for both sides it was never recognized by both governments and saw very limited action. The first machine gun type of gun that was ever used in actual warfare was the Williams breech-loading rapid-fire gun that was crank operated. When it was first used in the Battle of Seven Pines, the Confederate Army was quite impressed with these weapon and ordered 42 more to be made. This weapon fired a 1.57 caliber projectile and was substantially light in weight. It fired at a rate of 65 rounds per minute. The m ...
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  • Weapons Of The Middle Ages - 850 words
    Weapons Of The Middle Ages Every culture's arsenal is based on the technology and raw materials available at the time. Prehistoric peoples, often called the Stone Age cultures, made wide use of stone, shaping axes and grinding tools, and creating spears and arrows in order to promote their survival. As technological skills evolved, so did the type of implements used for survival. During the Bronze and Iron Ages, we see the development of metal tools and weapons, which persisted through the Middle Ages, which were dramatically altered over time. Finally, the appearance of gunpowder in Europe in the early 14th century brought about the obsolescence of many weapons - and made the castle useless ...
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  • Buckley Jr - 2,713 words
    1. WM. F. BUCKLEY JR. Last summer WFB was asked by the New York Bar Association to make a statement to the panel of lawyers considering the drug question. He made the following statement: We are speaking of a plague that consumes an estimated $75 billion per year of public money, exacts an estimated $70 billion a year from consumers, is responsible for nearly 50 per cent of the million Americans who are today in jail, occupies an estimated 50 per cent of the trial time of our judiciary, and takes the time of 400,000 policemen--yet a plague for which no cure is at hand, nor in prospect. Perhaps you, ladies and gentlemen of the Bar, will understand it if I chronicle my own itinerary on the sub ...
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  • 2 Xtreme - 3,708 words
    2 Xtreme Tricks to try!: Snowboard Triangle, Square, X, O Mountain bike X, square, triangle, O X, O, Square, Triangle Skateboard Triangle, X, Square, O In-line skate O, Square, X, Triangle Ace Combat 2 You can do anything you want!: Music Test Complete the game with a rank higher than First Lieutenant. A selection for music player mode will appear in the options menu. Press L1 or L2 to jump to the next track, R1 or R2 to jump to the previous track, Circle to select a track, Select to toggle the screen, and Square, Triangle, or X to quit. Free Mission Mode Complete the Kingpin mission. A "Free Mission" option that allows any mission to be played will appear at the opening menu. View All Aircr ...
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  • 2 Xtreme - 3,957 words
    ... D, O, X A cheat menu screen should appear if done correctly. To skip a level pause the game and select the next level option. The pogo option allows you to get to unreachably high places. Warning: Do not select the PAL Option - it crashes the game! Dead or Alive Instant Replay: After a round is over, but before the victory pose, press and hold guard (square) and kick (circle), and then press punch (triangle) while still holding the other two buttons; you can then rewind and replay the last segment of the fight to your heart's content by pressing or releasing punch (triangle) and still holding the other two buttons. Get all of the character outfits.: Everytime you beat the game with a cha ...
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