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bleh, school sucks. Writing far more about terrorism than I think I ever wanted to. Here, learn the history of biological terrorism in one paragraph:

Starting in medieval times, plague infested bodies would be catapulted over walls into enemy forts and castles to cause the spread of disease. During our Civil War, Confederate troops would place livestock corpses in lakes to contaminate the water supply and thus delay Union troops. World War II introduced the first formal laboratories for biological weapon research. Japan conducted tests on prisoners of war where they would be exposed to anthrax and then dissected to study the effects. Japan also used the bubonic plague and cholera on the Chinese and by the end of the war the U.S. introduced its own biological warfare program in 1943. This continued until 1969 when President Nixon ordered the stop to development of offensive biological weapons and started the destruction of U.S. stockpiles in 1971. Despite a treaty in 1972, which prohibited the stockpiling of offensive biological weapons, many countries today still have biological agents.

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groundup
Apr. 2nd, 2006 04:47 am (UTC)
Why are you writing about terrorism?
daveman692
Apr. 2nd, 2006 05:36 am (UTC)
For a class...
groundup
Apr. 2nd, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
A class on terrorism?
daveman692
Apr. 2nd, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah
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