Where was black gunpowder invented?

Japan
South Korea
China
India
Black gun­pow­der was invented in 9th-­cen­tu­ry China and spread through­out most parts of Eurasia by the end of the 13th century. Orig­i­nal­ly de­vel­oped by al­chemists for medic­i­nal pur­pos­es, gun­pow­der was first used for warfare about 1000 CE.

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South Korea
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flagthe United Kingdom
0%
0%
92%
7%
13
flagGermany
20%
0%
80%
0%
10
flagPoland
8%
4%
78%
7%
1240
flagUnknown
9%
9%
76%
5%
96

Gender

men74%
women78%
Japan
9%
3%
South Korea
5%
8%
China
74%
78%
India
10%
10%

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Wo wurde schwarzes SchieƟpulver erfunden?
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Where was black gunpowder invented?
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