Gunpowder has revolutionized warfare, allowed for different forms of entertainment, and has changed and shaped history more than any other ancient Chinese invention. Gunpowder was first invented as far back as the 300s AD, but the first written recipe found dates to around 850 AD. During this time ancient Chinese necromancers were looking for the elixir of immortality by
The first structured dynasty of china the Shang created the structure for Chinese political and administrative formulation which was slightly altered but not greatly changed when the Zhou dynasty took over in 1027 B.C.E some of the Shang ideology’s we’re altered to match the Zhou’s but many we’re kept the same to appease the citizens. Eventually these dynasties have appeared all over Asia and went into a period of warfare against each other called the Warring States Period. After the period was resolved by unification of the empires and reforms the first Chinese empire appeared called the Qin Empire. Although the Qin didn’t last long, they performed many great acts such as created thousands of miles of roads to help unify China and canals connecting the river systems of Northern and Southern China. This helped pave the way for greater development however the harsh oppression of force labor to make all these things make the Qin empire weak to rebellion and fell when Shi Huangdi the emperor died in 210 B.C.E passing the empire ship to the long
Fieser started to get bad feedback from U.S civilians so he told people on the news that he was not responsible for the use of Napalm in warfare or by the government, “article Protesting Napalm”. After the Vietnam War the government saw how destructive napalm is so they banned it for civilian usage and used against civilian populations in 1980 by the United Nations Conventions on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). Napalm is a sticky substance mixed with gasoline that would stick on everything and covered anything it touched with a ball of fire. They used napalm in flamethrowers to clear a cave or a dug out that enemies might be sheltering themselves in. Before they only used gasoline that would drop off people after a few seconds.
The newly discovered gunpowder was first applied to scaring off wild animals (Echoes from the Past 356). It would be rolled in paper or a tube of bamboo, and have a wick attached (Echoes from the Past 356). The Chinese would then light and toss them in the direction that they believed the animals to be (Echoes from the Past 356). The small blast created would be sufficient enough to scare the animals off (Echoes from the Past 356). Another early application for gunpowder was during the New Years festival (Echoes from the Past 357).
These industrial activities have raised atmospheric gases such as carbon dioxide which contribute to greenhouse gases. The extra amount of these gases mean there is a thicker layer, meaning the gases absorb outgoing long-wave radiation which traps in too much heat. Increasing amounts of CO₂, methane, nitrous oxide, water vapour and ozone all contribute to this. The main cause in this rise is the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, natural gas and petrol. Since the industrial revolution the levels of atmospheric CO₂ have increased from 280 parts per million to 380ppm for the past 10,000.
Lighting up a joint is the path to ineffable pleasure for some; to others, it’s the first step on the road to ruin.” (Offbeat Marijuana p. 12). Many people very much wanted to try marijuana but feared the consequences, such as losing their jobs or status. College students upon discovering the pleasurable effects of marijuana shared those experiences with their parents, who often had similar reactions to this young American’s account, “When I first smoked marijuana in 1963, I was a student at Berkeley, and on my next trip home to Los Angeles, I told my parents about this fabulous discovery. They reacted with horror. “We did’t work and save all those years so you could go to college and smoke dope!”” (Pot Stories for The Soul p. 65).
I think that search and destroy tactics and defoliation weren’t very successful. I think they weren’t very successful because of all the negative sides the tactics caused .I feel that anyone who thinks that these tactics were a good idea, are idiots the only outcome these tactics had were death and destruction for the locals. Defoliation is where Usa planes would fly over and spray defoliants on plants or trees to uncover something. the defoliants, when sprayed on the trees, would dissolve them because the defoliants are a type of acid. Search and destroy tactics are where scouts would find a camp of Vietcong and then troops would be flown in by helicopters and they would then hit the camp quickly leaving no survivors and then get out.
These times also had many differences. People in the Salem Witch Trials were in the 1600's-a very naive time- while people during the time of McCarthyism lived in the 1950's. Citizens of America in the 1600's were scared of one thing, the devil. The churches wanted to rid their town of anyone who associated with him by being hanged. In the 1950's, however, people were terrified of the red Communists coming to take over their beloved country.
These uprisings are stared by people who cannot stand their government so they react and do something to change the situation. In this case, the rebellion was sparked by Katniss’ actions in the first Hunger Games and her acts of defiance, but it can be seen that these initial small sparks have resulted in starting a raging fire. The first sign of the fire is seen in District 11 when Katniss is addressing the families of Rue and Thresh. She tells how she respected them and how much she cared for Rue. Then there is an old man in the crowd who whistles a four note song that Katniss had used during the Games.
Some cases of hoarding are so bad, however, that the hoarder even keeps the garbage and, yet again, increase the risk of getting mold in the house. If it gets bad enough, the home cam become as uninhabitable as the polluted area in Ukraine. The hoarder also increases the risk of death because the mold can carry a devilishly deadly disease and the person would be blind to it. Lastly, the hoarding problem can become a disorder and will be as bad as a smoking habit. There