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The Effects of Biological Weapons on the Past and Presents Society

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Thesis: Biological Warfare is morally and inhumanely wrong, It is the wrongful killing of men, women, and children. It should be stopped no matter what the circumstances are.


I. Introduction into the bad effects of biological warfare through some examples.


a. Example of single affect of biological warfare


b. Example of a country using Biological Warfare


II. Definition of Biological Warfare


a. Biological Warfare Agents


i. Micro-Organisms


ii. Toxins


b. History of biological warfare


i. Definition


ii. Affects it has on people


III. Reasons why biological warfare should be stopped.


a. Biological weapons are inhumane.


b. Impossible to control or predict its effect.


c. Pollutes the environment


d. Genetic Mutation


IV. Countries that still produce biological weapons


V. Biological and Toxins Convention


VI. Conclusion


The Effects of Biological Weapons on the Past and Presents Society





In 1978, a popular writer and Bulgarian exile by the name of Georgi Markov was going on his way to work in the British Broadcasting Corporation, which is better known as BBC, where he broadcasted to his homeland from a station named Radio Free Europe. While he was walking he felt a sudden sharp pain in his leg. When he turned around he observed a man picking up an umbrella. The man apologized for what he had done and kept on walking. Georgi Markov became sick that night and died a couple of days later. The autopsy that was conducted on the body uncovered a small pellet that had a coat of ricin on it, which is a biological poison (Mayer, p 4).


Throughout the early 1900’s, Great Britain was developing a biological weapon program. It all started because Great Britain was afraid that Germany and Japan had a great advantage in biological technology in comparison to them. They were testing to see the range...

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