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  • France
    Saturday Feb 13, 1960

    Nuclear Power

    First nuclear weapon test in France

    France
    Saturday Feb 13, 1960

    France is one of the five "Nuclear Weapons States" under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. France was the fourth country to test an independently developed nuclear weapon in 1960, under the government of Charles de Gaulle.




  • Algiers, Algeria
    Saturday Feb 13, 1960

    Charles de Gaulle

    France became the world's fourth nuclear power

    Algiers, Algeria
    Saturday Feb 13, 1960

    On 13 February 1960, France became the world's fourth nuclear power when a high-powered nuclear device was exploded in the Sahara some 700 miles south-south-west of Algiers.




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