Nuclear test is an experiment using nuclear weapons to find out the actual destructive power (not just theoretical), which can also be a showcase of national power (see North Korea's nuclear weapons program ).
United States successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb named his first nickname "Mike" ["m" for megaton], at the atoll Eniwetok , Marshall Islands , 1 November 1952 .
Soviet Union 58 megaton hydrogen bomb detonated on Novaya Zemlya on October 30 1961(still the largest nuclear device ever detonated until now).
There are about 2000 times the nuclear detonation:
- United States : 1030 tests (involving 1125 instrument)
- Soviet Union : 715 tests
- France : 210 tests
- United Kingdom : 45 tests (21 in the region of Australia , including 9 in the Maralinga andEmu Field , South Australia )
- People's Republic of China : 45 tests (23 atmospheric and 22 underground, all conducted in the Nuclear Weapons Test Base Lop Nur, Malan , Xinjiang )
- India : 6 tests.
- Pakistan : 6 tests.
Peter Kuran documentary Trinity and Beyond (1996) may be the first documentation of the history of nuclear testing, and incorporate good agreement over a length which is rare in the U.S. trials, Soviet, and Tiong Bete as interviews with key figures in the U.S. pilot program .