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. Jun 30, 2014 at 17:03
  • The question is about a concrete aspect (weapons) in a concrete situation (war) about a concrete topic (ethics.) Jun 30, 2014 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, 2014 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.) Jun 30, 2014 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, 2014 at 18:52

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  • 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. Jun 30, 2014 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. Jun 30, 2014 at 22:50

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