Weapon of mass destruction facts for kids
Weapons of mass destruction are weapons that can cause a lot of damage to many people. In general, people see the following as weapons of mass destruction:
- Chemical weapons, like poisonous gases (e.g. nerve gases)
- Biological weapons. Those are usually germs, or other small living things that may cause a disease. E.g. Smallpox or Anthrax.
- Nuclear weapons
- CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive) weapons
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Anti-nuclear weapons protest march in Oxford, 1980
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