What year did russia first detonate a nuclear weapon?
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Which was first country to invent the nuclear weapon?
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Countries who acquired nuclear weapons?
Currently, nine states possess nuclear weapons. United States - Tested its first nuclear weapon in 1945 Russia - Tested its first nuclear weapon in 1949 United Kingdom - Tested its first weapon in 1952 France - Tested its first weapon in 1960 China - Tested its first weapon in 1964 India - Tested its first weapon in 1974 Pakistan - Tested its first weapon in 1998 Israel - Acquired weapons sometime between 1967-1971 North Korea - Tested its first weapon in 2009 Four states have ended their nuclear programs South Africa - de-nuclearized in 1991 Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan - Returned nuclear weapons to Russia in mid-1990s. Nuclear Aspirants, but no nuclear program or weapons Germany, Canada, Libya, Japan, Argentina, Syria. Sweden, Egypt, South Korea, Switzerland, Iraq, Taiwan Future nuclear states? Iran See, Peter Beckman et. al, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear States, and Terrorism (2007), 41.