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The Spread Of Gunpowder In China

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Another good that was created in China was gunpowder. This product, although it has been modified, is still used today. The earliest form: a mixture of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal, was used in the earliest forms of firearms. One example of its use is when the Mongols used weapons with gunpowder to aid their conquests in the West. The new weapons proved to be very useful against the il-equipped Europeans and Arabians. Also, firearms became a major export good for Europe. Gunpowder changed the way that people fought wars. Following the discovery of steel, Europeans were able to create weapons such as cannons and guns themselves. Because of the spread of gunpowder, many inventions such as fireworks, guns, and hand grenades have since been
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