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18 Horrifying Weapons the Entire World Banned From Being Used in Warfare

18 Horrifying Weapons the Entire World Banned From Being Used in Warfare

by Elana

You would think that in war all is fair game but the truth is there are "rules." In fact, some of the most horrifying and devastating weapons ever created and used have been globally banned from warfare due to the astronomical pain and destruction they've caused. For a world of countries not getting along, you know these weapons have to be horrible for everyone to unanimously agree they can't be used!

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Though truthfully, when you read all the horrifying details about why these weapons have been globally banned from warfare, you won't hesitate to agree!

1. Plastic Landmines

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As far as effectiveness goes plastic landmines are no more or less dangerous than metal ones but they're banned for a variety of reasons directly related to their plastic composition. One reason is that they're much harder to be detected during times of peace and the other reason is because they cannot be detected by x-rays so doctors cannot properly treat patients devastated by these mines.

2. Mustard Gas

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Mustard gas (named for it's brown color) is a devastating chemical weapon that originated in WW1. It was used at the time to clear trenches and has been banned because of the horrifying way victims die. The gas causes the victim's lungs to fill with fluid leading to a terrifying death that can only be described as drowning on dry land.

3. Nerve Gas

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Nerve gasses come in a wide variety, each with their own name but every single one is banned by both Hague and Geneva. These devastating gasses short-circuit your nervous system leading to muscle spasms, fits, blisters, and internal bleeding.