World War 2
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Marshall Islands
Bombs and Explosive Materials

Why did the US drop a hydrogen bomb on the Marshal Islands?

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11/01/2010

Some 43 nuclear tests were detonated at Enewetak from 1948 to 1958. The first hydrogen bomb test, code-named Mike, was tested on November 1, 1952. The explosion vaporized the island of Elugelab. This was done for testing.