Countries – First Nuclear Test – Stats

First Nuclear Test


Nuclear weapons tests are experiments carried out to determine the effectiveness, yield, and explosive capability of nuclear weapons. Throughout the twentieth century, most nations that developed nuclear weapons tested them. Testing nuclear weapons can yield information about how the weapons work, as well as how the weapons behave under various conditions and how personnel, structures, and equipment behave when subjected to nuclear explosions.

Nuclear testing has often been used as an indicator of scientific and military strength, and many tests have been overtly political in their intention; most nuclear weapons states publicly declared their nuclear status by means of a nuclear test.

Countries – First Nuclear Test – Stats

United States : 1945

Russia/USSR : 1949

United Kingdom : 1952

France : 1960

China : 1964

India : 1974

Pakistan : 1998

North Korea : 2006

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Countries – First Nuclear Test < Stats



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