Was versteht man unter Chemischen Waffen?

Together with nuclear and biological agents, chemical weapons make up the group of so-called weapons of mass destruction. Development, production and use have been prohibited since the international Biological Weapons Convention of 1971. As weapons of mass destruction, chemical weapons claim many fatalities and injured but are relatively cheap to produce. This is why, for a long time, they were considered the 'atomic bomb of the man on the street'. The first chemical weapons were developed during World War I.

Chemical weapons consist of a chemical agent and a delivery system that propels this agent to its target. Chemical agents can choke, disable or poison. There are toxins that damage skin, the lungs, nerves or the blood. The first chemical weapons simply consisted of toxic gases that were known from the production of chemicals, such as chlorine or phosgene. Later, new agents were produced synthetically, purely for the purpose of using them for military warfare. Mines, hand grenades, grenades, bombs, spray tanks or missile warheads are used as means of delivery.

Buchhandlungen bangen um die Buchpreisbindung

Data tables

For some select map layers, the information portal ‘War and Peace’ provides the user with all used data sets as tables.

More ...
Magnifying Glass in front of a Boston map

Country portraits

In the country reports, data and information are collected by country and put into tables that are used in the modules as a basis for maps and illustrations.

More ...
Compass with Mirror

Navigation and operation

The information and data of each module are primarily made available as selectable map layers and are complemented by texts and graphs. The map layers can be found on the right hand side and are listed according to themes and sub-themes.

More ...