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Gunpowder has played a key role in shaping civilization as we know it today. Trace its evolution from its beginnings in the mid-ninth century when early Chinese alchemists worked to create a potion for immortality, through its use in firework canisters and eventual spread across the world as a result of Mongol invaders.
- Describes mechanics of gunpowder and various ways it has been used historically
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