1945-1998 by Isao Hashimoto

Submitted by: Monosandalos 7 years ago in Science

A summary of all nuclear tests.
There are 114 comments:
Male 474
Hooray! U.S.A Wins! Now go on back to your irradiated generations of children and keep quiet.
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Male 1,590
"I love how all the tests stop for a couple of months every once in a while."

Did you notice how it was usually around Christmas?
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Male 1,364
this made me angry. drating non-nice individuals.
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Male 1,766
2 things i learned from this.
1. scientists like explosions
2. They hate Nevada
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Male 2,513
I love how all the tests stop for a couple of months every once in a while.

All nuclear capable nations: `OK ok guys we really need to stop testing all these bombs it`s probably doing some really bad things... (two months pass) *kaboom* Ahhh ahahah just kidding`
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Male 120
LOL, stupid humans, don`t you know you have to live on this planet? not joking though, don`t come out here, Y`all not welcome.
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Male 1,351
Haha, Great Britain made a checkmark with their pattern of tests. That`s funny (and morbidly depressing, yay!).
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Male 39
I didn`t think it was many. The french and the US is the worst if you count per capita.
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Male 958
@Joosen
Seriously like that was terrible. all that radiation...
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Male 3,076
dude Russians and Americans need to chill, step a way from the button, your nuclear weapons work!!!
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Female 2
@HKelch..what drugs are you on..germany does dominate europe..the 1000 year reich started in 1945.
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Male 9
I think it would be interesting to see this compared to who was capable (either from knowing how, or having the resources to perform tests). I`m in no way saying that America is always pure intentioned (understatement I know)but it is real easy for people to sit on the outside and judge. Take into account that America also came out as the world super power in those years. We were the first to test, and had the most resources to continue testing. As I said, not saying any of it is right, but there is more to it than a simple video.

(For the record I did find this video to be really interesting and I am not trying to take away from it at all)
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Female 2
@Luniz82..fk off you retard you would probably miss england and hit france....well on second thoughts fire away.
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Male 109
@GreenMonstR -

LOL. Jealousy much?
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Male 9
I have to say I do like the way everyone seems to take a break for the New Year.
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Male 11
Noone even suspects Antarctica enough to even put them on the map
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Male 4,546
Halfpint:
Yeah, it`s a hotel, the picture is taken from inside one of the malls here.
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Male 58
america is just a horrible country...(not the people) just its national actions alone deserve punishment for crimes against humanity...
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Male 206
I felt sick after watching this
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Male 1,071
MOST POINTS WINS!
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Male 2,049

I wonder if Israel would exist if the US and USSR nuked each other during the cold war.

Also, Israel attacked a Turkish Humanitarian vessel, wasn`t that considered to be an act of war? Turkey is part of NATO and Israel isn`t and from what I have read if any country who is not part of NATO attacked a member of that organization, they would suffer the consequences. I am not too familiar with foreign policy...
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Male 2,402
@turbotong:
Yes and we all know that the South Pacific aka...Melanesia and Micronesia are part of the N. American Continent.
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Male 15,832
The 2nd and 3rd ones weren`t exactly what I`d call "tests."
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Male 2,402
@lastrogue:
Not sure. However the scientists have films and recently declassified show the Bikini Atolls the test were conducted in. Evidence has shown all vegetation and sea life have returned in growth and looks likea tropical paradise. The only problem is nature has absorbed the radiation into the plants an animal with high levels. In other words lots of fruit and fish to eat, but it will kill you if ingested.
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Male 2,402
I wonder what the results are on the radiation levels in both the salt and fresh water tables. Then you wonder why we see an increase in cancer. Is it any wonder why got through the last half of the 20th century? I would count the sunken nuclear subs and bombs lost to the ocean as well.
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Male 703
seems ridiculous that a government would feel the need to nuke their own country that many times, but it`s probably worse that they nuked a group of small islands who never did anything to hurt them, or that Britain nuked a bunch of Aborigines just to see what would happen.
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Male 176
this makes me wonder if most of the global warming issue rests purely on the abuse of nuclear testing/bombings?
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Male 1,627
*Compilation
whoops
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Male 1,627
i think i found the cause of global warming.

ps. i expect a video complection of 2,000 nuclear explosions by monday!
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Male 113
Just imagine how different this would have been if Germany & Japan had not been defeated in WWII. Germany was trying but the US beat them to it. If they had gotten them by`41 or `42, Nazi Germany likey would have dominated Eurpoe & The Soviet Union.
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Male 527
You know, you would think we would have learned everything we could after the first dozen times or so, but 1,032??? I mean, what sort of problem did Washington have with the Southwest? Probably enough radiation there to microwave popcorn without a microwave oven.
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Male 756
NO MY PENIS IS BIGGER! says the president...
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Male 511
Holy crap! France wasn`t that big of pussies?!
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Male 600
Lol, you know whats funny? the European countries test their nukes on other continents. Yea, Russia has vast wastelands of ice, the US has its deserts, and the Europeans... have their colonies?
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Male 3,482
International pissing contests.

Still, I`d rather see them tested like that then tested in the field. At least we know just what we`re f*cking with before we drop that sh*t on someone. Of course, we`re just gonna make something bigger before too long.
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Male 106
@jets4life

That also could have something to do with the Cold War ending in 1991.....
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Male 98
I think this international dickwaving competition may explain the current cancer epidemic
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Male 2,344
Oh..That`s India, nevermind lol
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Male 2,344
Ireland had nukes??
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Male 97
I`d say that explains California quite adequately.
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Male 25,416
Sorry that was way to long to look for white flashes, got boring fast!
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Female 2,761
Baal, cool pic! I didn`t mean scary in that way though, I just meant the proximity to scary activity...

What is that white thing? A building?
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Male 633
Wonder how much money they blew up there.
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Male 34
How is Russia still intact? How is California not more screwed up?
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Male 4,546
Luniz: "The middle east has so few because they are to busy fighting to evolve, also we make sure to limit our enemies capabilities to get nukes."

1) No. You developed your nuke at the end of WWII. Think about it.
2) Yes. Though also not the full story. Look at country GDP and GDP per capita. There`s generally a 40-50 year lag between that and scientific production. The ME is coming up to the what? 40 year mark? on when we actual had control of our own oil prices, instead of selling it cheap, and having it sold back to us at 100 times the value.

Halfpintroo:
"Baal, scary place to be in today`s world..."

Not particularly.
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Male 17,511
send55: Most of those were small underground tests, After the unexpected yield of Castle Bravo they pretty much did the vast majority of them underground and most of those were 5kt or less.

The military got very good at improving yield (called boosting), making safety mechanisms, shielding electronics, and making bombs smaller and smaller. No bragging, But the US subsequently knows the most about how, and the many different methods there are, To make one. We are also pretty damn useful in dismantling them too.

The only problem is, Storage. The Yucca flats storage site was closed down, Which was a major disappointment, We could`ve stored almost all of it there, But some weak-in-the-knees types were afraid of it being transported there by trains. So as it stands the material is being stored as several facilities across the country.
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Male 301
Yeah! Take that pacific ocean!
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Male 258
Clinton made it stop
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Male 39
When Bill Clinton took office in 1992, he tried to implement a nuclear testing ban. According to this video, it looks like he wasn`t 100% successful but you can definitely see a huge drop in testing from 92-98.
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Male 318
don`t you just love how the us is so stupid to bomb them self`s 500+ times
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Male 168
Umm, #2 and #3 were NOT tests! (Hiroshima and Nagasaki)
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Male 2,441
Moral of the story: There are lots of drating bombs.
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Male 494
Great. Study complete.
Nukes = Bad.
Disarm?
No.
Why?
Because we need them.
Why?
Because everyone else has them.
Why?
Because we used them and they don`t want to die like Hiroshima did.
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Male 1,442
My thoughts was as followed:
1958 = Wow they got pissed...
1961 - 1985 = OH GOD MAKE IT STOP!
1986 = Good... slowing down.
1987 - 1990 = I was wrong!
1993 - 1996 = Dammit China and France! Get with the no more nukes program!
1997 = And there was peace.
1998 = Oh you Pakistanis and Indians...

So, 2053 huh? Boy that is alot.
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Male 997
Britian has mutual co-operation treaties with the other countries. We`re also the only country to show some restraint, yeah we got it we can drat poo up don`t have to keep proving we can. It`s not the size guys....
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Male 768
Repost.
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Male 812
You know, who cares if they launch all those nukes at once? There`ll be no one left to care about it.
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Male 3,915
at 25 seconds in...my eardrums exploded...thanks guys....
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Male 122
Highly informative, though a tad too long. If you had asked me to estimate the number of a-bomb detonations before this, I would have guessed an order of magnitude too low ...
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Male 4,290
[quote]Still that`s a HECK of a lot of nukes in the 70s, what were they thinking?[/quote]
I know right. How many do you need to set off a month before you have all the data you could possibly ever need?
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Male 554
And people wonder why we have such a problem with diseases such as Cancer, add to this a Chernobyl and a couple other nuclear disasters and this is what we get. Might this be one reason for what they like to call Global Warming, I do believe so.
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Male 40,764
Hard to imagin that 2000+ nukes have gone off, but there it is!
I think we get `nuclear winter` if like 1000 go off all at once eh? Still that`s a HECK of a lot of nukes in the 70s, what were they thinking?
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Female 1,172
And this is why we are doomed as a species. What do we do with our time? "Lets find more ways to kill eachother!!"
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Male 1,116
Kind of makes you wonder.....I mean you always hear about the apocalyptic sh*t a nuclear war would cause, but we`ve tested ALL these nukes, and no doomsday, nuclear winter style end has met us. Yet.
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Male 1,010
@CrakrJak - you really don`t have more faith in us than that? ;) Remember, when it comes to both time and size perspective, we are nothing but a fart in a forest hehe
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Male 17,511
Student_Law: As far as `blowing up` planet Earth goes, We don`t, Nor does it ever seem likely that we will, Have the ability to do more than make the surface uninhabitable for a few hundred years.

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Male 17,511
mikallang: because the UK didn`t have suitable places to test and we already had the Nevada underground test site available.
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Male 17,511
Student_Law: Yeah, I don`t know how that was accomplished. I tried to access the bikini atoll home page, To find out, But it appears to be down at the moment
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Male 1,010
@CrackJak - wonder what could possibly compensate birth defects... i really don`t think compensation can be used in this context :-p
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Male 4,807
Well this might explain the sharp rise in thyroid cancer since `1948
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Male 17,511
Of all the tests (excluding Hiroshima & Nagasaki) done, Castle Bravo was the most dangerous. It exploded with a force two and half times what was expected, At 15 Megatons, and the fallout drifted over 100 miles. It contaminated Rongelap, Rongerik, and Alinganae atolls that were inhabited at the time. Many of Marshall Islands natives suffered from birth defects and were subsequently compensated by the US government. It also affected crew members of the aircraft carrier USS Bairoko and the fishing boat Daigo fudgeuryu Maru.
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Male 1,010
One day, well - generations from now, no joke - in a couple more hundred years, we WILL manage do blow this sucker up, in one friggin BANG. I mean the whole planet. I think it`s cool though, a real Monty Pythonesque-ending of the human race. Aliens will crack up and laugh, and say: "man, those humans. Ya have to give it to them. Funny as hell!"
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Male 15,510
Repoooost
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Male 610
wtf did we let uk test on american soil??
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Male 17,511
March 1, 1954 Bikini atoll, Castle Bravo, The first thermonuclear hydrogen bomb.
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Male 17,511
#5 Bikini atoll, Crossroads Baker, The first underwater test.
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Male 170
Also includes actual use of nukes, not just the tests. 2 and 3 are Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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Male 452
"What happened in 1993-1995 that made it so quite... excluding china and then only in `95 france?"

Collapse of the Soviet Union in `91 ended the nuclear arms race nut flexing. Now all we gotta worry about is the scary little terrorists getting their hands on em. The Russians had the supply but not the will...they have the will and not the supply.
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Female 255
Snoozeville... Interesting info, boring vid. Should have sped it up 2 or 3 times the speed.
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Male 17,511
moulander: The nuclear test ban treaty went into effect, But China and France ignored it for several years.
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Male 430
Muted it and played jingle bells way better then those beeps.
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Male 339
I had no clue that many nukes had been detonated. Wow.
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Female 535
We sure like to blow ourselves up, eh? This is how The Hills Have Eyes happen!!

Some of this sounded like Electronica music.
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Male 339
As far as UK nuking Australia and France nuking Africa...remember that during those time periods sections of those continents were French and English territories.
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Male 339
Did you see that glow around California?? Now we know why people from CA are so bizarre...
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Male 2,229
The west coast of the United States should be absolutely glowing with their nuclear "victory" per these numbers.
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Male 1,116
Soo....america won?...Sort of?

Also, whats with the UK doing tests in Australia and America? Nuke your own damn country!
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Male 3,619
congratulations america. the one country you nuked the most was yourself xP
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Male 16
What happened in 1993-1995 that made it so quite... excluding china and then only in `95 france?
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Male 406
A lot of them were underground, so no mushroom cloud or any surface devastation.
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Male 577
"THE USA HAVING DETONATED A LITTLE MORE THAN 1/2 OF THE TOTAL GLOBAL DETONATIONS MEANS WE WIN RIGHT?"

Yes, it does. Sorta. I feel like I`ve spent too much time in the southwest, now though, and I`ve never even lived there. Just driven through and visited relatives.
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2,843
test 1032 was a successes. we have concluded that bombs still blow up.
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Male 132
WOW did we ever nuke ourselves...
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Male 1,011
@pudding yea you just bomb Australia lol


the only reason is because England lacks huge unpopulated areas...its not like they can do nuclear testing @ London bridge.
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Male 120
interesting to look at how Russia seems to of tested all over their country, whereas America seemed to have some what more dedicated sites. I wonder if all those Russian test sites were in uninhabitable areas, or just tested wherever they felt like.
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Male 6,693
Man thats crazy. Its a wonder any of us are still alive.
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Male 452
Take that, Nevada!
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Male 225
holy crap
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Male 75
Nice that europe is the only part of the world not stupid enough to bomb themselves.
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Female 2,761
Baal, scary place to be in today`s world...
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Male 587
The middle east has so few because they are to busy fighting to evolve, also we make sure to limit our enemies capabilities to get nukes.
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Male 587
@monkey_spank sounds like jealousy to me. You keep your mouth shut or the next one lands on your house.. You got that mister?
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Male 39,931
sometimes they make history so interesting and cool to watch.

this was not one of those times.

dull
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Female 2,761
Baal, scary place to be in today`s world...
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Male 51
@Invalok....no. it means you fail for polluting the planet with radioactive particles
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Male 2,552
So... slow... so... boring...
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Male 4,546
Middle East doesn`t have any, except for Israel which has 200.

Pakistan (not technically Middle Eastern, but borders the Middle East) has 25.

The Middle East:


I`m somewhere above the r in "Arab" in "United Arab Emirates".
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Male 724
France in Africa was interesting >.>
UK In AUS I can understand...

THE USA HAVING DETONATED A LITTLE MORE THAN 1/2 OF THE TOTAL GLOBAL DETONATIONS MEANS WE WIN RIGHT?
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Male 58
Middle East has so few!?
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They have none. India and Pakistan aren`t considered middle east.
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Male 4,546
The UK nuking Australia... really? Did not know that. France Nuking Africa too..
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Female 2,509
all kinds of comments, like:

what`s up with testing on Austrailia and North Africa?
Now we know why California is so weird.
Doesn`t matter if you tested 1,000 or 10. It all sucks.
Geez, I didn`t realize there was so much testing overall.
Middle East has so few!?
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Male 406
Pong is more entertaining.
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Male 321
I`m beginning to sense a theme here...
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Male 290
Link: 1945-1998 by Isao Hashimoto [Rate Link] - A summary of all nuclear tests.
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