2: Agent Orange was created to demolish the hideouts and food supplies of the enemy and can be spread by vehicles, planes, and even hand-throwing. In the Vietnam war, 19 million gallons was used in South Vietnam. | Background
3: Agent Orange is a mixture of herbicides that are deadly and dangerous. It is made of two chemicals: Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid & Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid.
4: Agent Orange was a code name us for an herbicide used widely by the United States during the Vietnam War. It got its name from the orange strips found on the side of the herbicide containers. | What is it?
5: The Vietnamese new their forests and jungles well and they had a huge advantage over the United States. Agent Orange was first introduced in 1947. The military could use this to take off the leaves of the trees. This prevented the Viet Cong from being able to use their forests and jungles as a leverage.
6: In 1969 scientists discovered that some birth defects were related to Agent Orange. Children and grandchildren of those exposed have severe physical disfigurements, mental and physical disabilities, diseases and shortened life spans. | Effects
7: Animals have lost their homes and become extinct. | The forests and jungles in large parts of southern Vietnam were destroyed with the possibility of them not grow back and if they did it would take 50 to 200 years to rejuvenate. | Rivers and underground water in some areas have been contaminated.
10: There are other names for Napalm. Some of them include: -Napalm-B -Super-napalm -NP2 -Jellied gasoline | Napalm was discovered by a Harvard scientist that was working with the United States Army. | The first use of Napalm was on July 23, 1944, during air strikes on the islands of Tinian.
11: Background | The first bomb was used by the Allied Forces in World War II against the cities in Japan. | During the Korean War, the approximate number of bombs dropped was 250,000 pound of Napalm a day. | Napalm was was used all over the world, but it originated in the United States.
12: What is it? | Napalm is gell-like solution that was combined to produce a thickened mixture. Napalm is a terrible bomb-like substance that was used to destroy an area of land. | Napalm is a powder. mixed with gasoline. It is a weapon used to remove fear. It is a fire bomb fuel gel mixture.
13: Napalm is a highly flammable explosive used by the Air Force. They used it to burn up an area that was suspected of enemy activity. | It is also used to lay down a barrier between friendliness and enemy. The bomb was overused and killed more then it should have.
14: Effects | Some would die instantly, some would receive emergency treatment, and others would die from the poison from the carbon monoxide. | The biggest effect and most common effect was death. The chemicals in this made it hard to survive.
15: The carbon monoxide would take away the ability to move right away. It would dissolve into the blood plasma and paralyze them. Another effect was terrible burns. These burns would have black magma that would burn their skin more then any other burn. There was no way to escape the effects of Napalm. The only possible way you could try was to try to run into open air - which was not an easy task.
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