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ID number:958889
Published: 08.04.2009.
Language: English
Level: College/University
Literature: n/a
References: Not used

1) Introduction
New generation grounding upon up to date situation in the world can only approximately imagine what period of 20th century they have fortunately avoided, not interfacing two cruelest wars in the human history where all people imagination and evil came to light, creating the most ruthless technique, weapons and applying destructive methods ever heard. That was the Gold Era of creating the most powerful, complicated and dangerous facilities in all centuries causing threat to human genetic not only in the time of use, but even a half century afterwards (atomic bomb, for example). Of course there wouldn’t be such success and rapid development if our folks step by step hadn’t customized different kind of tools at first to their main needs of killing animals and defending themselves, proceeding with killing those who just didn’t obeyed or acted against interests of separate individuals or groups. Interestingly, but concept “weapon” is a wide and generalized as it can be. It turns out that a weapon can be every object that is customized to commit harm to a person. In that context it would be simple pen (by the way it is very handy to make such a bomb), fork, skewer, if is fitted to kill or to do somebody a mischief, in a word- a lot of daily used issues. Still a home made weapon is not a layout worth as there is certain group of gadgets gone down in history as devices to make wide territorial devastation, forcing people to sacrifice their freedom, oppress their own thoughts and opinion, pushing them to ill- considered actions and making them to live outside the homeland, as well as experience taking away their property, sometimes children, killing them for nationality reasons or causing wide human deformities and psychological suffering.
I chose this theme on purpose to get to know more of the history of weapons, to find out the way they developed during the centuries and to look into different kinds of weapons used most of all in the mankind history.

2) Short characteristic of a weapon, first weapons used
A weapon is a tool used either in hunting, or attack or defense in combat for the purpose of subduing enemy personnel, or to destroy enemy weapons, equipment and defensive structures through application of force. A weapon is therefore a mechanical device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force. In general, they can be defined as the simplest mechanisms that use mechanical advantage (also called leverage) to multiply force. …

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