The first example that I know is about chemical weapons after the first world war.

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    This question is too broad. You should do a google search before asking generic questions of this type. – Tyler Durden Jun 30 '14 at 17:03
  • The question is about a concrete aspect (weapons) in a concrete situation (war) about a concrete topic (ethics.) – Quora Feans Jun 30 '14 at 18:33
  • The question is very similar to this one. Discussion of historical attempts to limit warfare seems in scope to me. I've been struggling to find a clearer more elegant way to express the query, but I'm at a loss. I believe that there is a clearer way to ask the question, but I've got no suggestions that are superior to @QuoraFeans. I also admit that I agree with Mr. Durden that the question would have been improved if it included evidence of prior research. – MCW Jun 30 '14 at 18:47
  • @MarkC.Wallace: yes both are related, although mine is limited by restricting the use of weapons (not entering into whether rape, pillage, killing civilians, salting the earth, submitting the prisoners to slavery is also acceptable.) – Quora Feans Jun 30 '14 at 18:50
  • Can we restrict the question to "weapons"? That might make it easier. And can you show any google queries you did before posting? – MCW Jun 30 '14 at 18:52
  • I'm confused by the first sub-point under crossbows. Agincourt was fought in 1415. Henry VII was born in 1457 and became king in 1485. – Patricia Shanahan Jun 30 '14 at 21:39
  • @PatriciaShanahan: According to pages 32-33 of the cited book, the act was introduced in 1508 (during the reign of Henry VII) but the author suggests that it was motivated by the success of the longbow in earlier battles, including Agincourt. I am not sure what the number 46 signifies. – Nate Eldredge Jun 30 '14 at 22:50

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