Today In History- September 2

Today In History- September 2

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The Geneva Protocol is adopted as a means to strengthen the League of Nations.

Geneva Protocol seeks to limit biological warfare.

  • Geneva, Switzerland

Following the disastrous effects of gas warfare in WWI, on October 2, 1924, the League of Nations released the Geneva Protocol, prohibiting the use of chemical and biological weapons in warfare.  Although the treaty limited the use of these weapons, there was no initial mention of production or transfer.  The Treaty of Versailles was also centered around the disarmament of the German military, including biological weapons.  The treaty was put into force in 1928, at the height of the Nazi Party establishment that would test the limits of the agreement during WWII.


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