Worldwide nuclear detonations 1945-1998 Watch

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Interesting (and refreshingly retro) timelapse of all nuclear detonations - including tests - done by anyone on earth since the first in July 1945.

Starts slow, but around the early '60s gets scary. Bet you wouldn't have guessed there had been that many, either.
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Very interesting. California shouldn't exist anymore!
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I saw this a few months ago. I realise that quite a few of those were underground tests, but there weere quite a few over ground tests as well. Yet we're still here.

As you can see, most our teh US and the USSR (Russia). Lets just hope Saudi and Iran don't start getting into an arms race.

It's intersting to see how we managed to get a working device with only 30 odd tests, I don't know what the other countries wer upto especially France.
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(Original post by Drewski)


Interesting (and refreshingly retro) timelapse of all nuclear detonations - including tests - done by anyone on earth since the first in July 1945.

Starts slow, but around the early '60s gets scary. Bet you wouldn't have guessed there had been that many, either.
Thanks for posting this, very interesting and troubling.

Isn't it a disgrace that China and France have still not yet signed the test ban treaty. I would expect little else of North Korea, but the other two have no excuse really. France in particular is pathetic as it is supposed to be part of Nato and a 'civilised western democracy'.

Note the huge Soviet explosions in Novaya Zemlya, close to the UK in relative terms. I wonder if we have ever really been informed properly on how much radiation from all these blasts came over us and what effect it had, not just on us but on world populations generally.
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(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
Thanks for posting this, very interesting and troubling.

Isn't it a disgrace that China and France have still not yet signed the test ban treaty. I would expect little else of North Korea, but the other two have no excuse really. France in particular is pathetic as it is supposed to be part of Nato and a 'civilised western democracy'.

Note the huge Soviet explosions in Novaya Zemlya, close to the UK in relative terms. I wonder if we have ever really been informed properly on how much radiation from all these blasts came over us and what effect it had, not just on us but on world populations generally.
Although there's been a general increase in back ground radiation, not that much affect.

Although an interesting fact for you. In order to provide radiation free steel for scientific experiments is actually the scuttled German imperial fleet in Scapa Flow.
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France and the USA id guess dominated testing for most of the 60-70s
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