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Nuclear weapons and the United Kingdom


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The United Kingdom was the third country to develop and test nuclear weapons, and is one of the five nuclear-weapon states under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. The possession of nuclear weapons is an important component of Britain's national identity.
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  • History 

  • Nuclear tests 

  • US nuclear weapons in the UK 

  • Nuclear defence 

  • Research and production facilities 

  • Anti-nuclear movement 

  • End of cross-party support 

  • Nuclear posture 

  • Nuclear weapons control 

  • Legality