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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Nuclear weapon
A nuclear weapon is a weapon that derives its energy from the nuclear reactions of fission and/or fusion.
The detonation of a nuclear weapon is accompanied by a blast of neutron radiation.
Nuclear weapons have been at the heart of many national and international political disputes, and have played a major part in popular culture since their dramatic public debut in the 1940s, and have usually symbolized the ultimate ability of mankind to utilize the strength of nature for destruction.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Atomic_weapon   (2252 words)

  
 List of countries with nuclear weapons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When a spread of weapons is given (e.g., 0-10), it generally indicates that the estimate is being made on the amount of fissile material which has likely been produced, and the amount of fissile material needed per warhead depends on estimates of a country's proficiency at nuclear weapon design.
It tested weaponized nuclear warheads in 1998 ("Operation Shakti"), including a hydrogen bomb (though the yield of this device is debated with some speculation that the secondary fusion stage failed to ignite).
Below are countries who have been accused by a number of governments and intergovernmental agencies as currently attempting to develop nuclear weapons technology who are not suspected as yet having developed it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_countries_with_nuclear_weapons   (5082 words)

  
 Countries with Nuclear Weapons Capability
nuclear weapons - nuclear weapons, weapons of mass destruction powered by atomic, rather than chemical, processes.
Controlling Iran's nuclear program: the country's slow and indirect progress toward developing nuclear weapons cunningly skirts international nonproliferation rules.
Nuclear ambitions: India and Pakistan are upping the ante in the world's most dangerous arms race.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0762462.html   (416 words)

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