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Can someone please tell me what the Geneva convention is? I have heard people refer to it before but I don't quite understand it. Thanks!

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Here you go. Your first home school project.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_Conventions

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/deploymentsconflicts/l/blgenevaconv.htm

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Basically, it defined how wars should be fought.

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Basically, it defined how officially declared wars should be fought.
fixed it.

Some conflicts do not fall under the Convention guidelines.
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I thought this was a joke or something, then I realized the OP is still a youngin'

Don't they teach this stuff in school anymore?

It's only one of the worst treaties for the modern era. That sh*t (the initial 3 articles) needed to be nullified after the end of hostilities in WWII, not made more prim and proper and adapted.

How many rulers in the conquering days had "rules" for war?

I just don't remember having the chance to read Alexander the Great's "On Battle Etiquette" or Genghis Khan's "On Prisoner Treatment".

How many of our troops would have come home if we weren't trying to fight "clean"??

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Thanks guys, in the past though I heard there were rules though like you can't use any privately owned/civilian owned firearms, you cant shoot someone with a hollow point, you can't use civilian scopes etc???

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You are talking about the specific rules of engagement/combat, is that what you want to see? The list of what is, and what is not?

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Yes that^^

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Yeah, that is what I thought and had to go double check myself, because I was honestly unclear of the timing.

Okay Genenva mostly deals with how you treat other soldiers during combat (not shooting medics for example), how they are treated when captured, how you treat civilians when you take over their town, what is allowed to do to get information, what is not allowed to do to get information, etc.

You are talking about the St. Petersburg Declaration of 1868, which later became absorbed into the Hague Convention of 1899 and later 1907

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Petersburg_Declaration_of_1868

This is where you can read about use of hollow point bullets and the use of large caliber 12.7mm / .50 cal in use against anti-material targets (humans) and things like poison gas and horrible things people came up with to kill each other.

They are thought to have been rolled into the Geneva Convention, but that is not the case, though I believe the same world court that would hear a case about one, would hear a case about the other. Though I am admittedly no expert on the matter.

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Thanks a lot!!!

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