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First Nuclear Weapons Test by Ethalria under the Roter-Himmel Projekt, 5th June, 1953

A nuclear weapons state is a country that maintains a stockpile of nuclear weapons and the necessary equipment to deploy and, if necessary, launch them. A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (called a fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (called a thermonuclear bomb).


(See also: Auroran Imperial War)

Nuclear weapons were first devised by the Ethalrian Empire in 1953 during the Auroran Cold War, a period of political tensions among the major powers of Aurora during the years between the Great War and Auroran Imperial War. Since then, the number of states possessing nuclear weapons has gradually increased, as have the explosive yields and capable travel distance of these weapons. Historically uranium has been the most common fissile material used in nuclear weapons, though plutonium also sees some use. Nuclear weapons have been deployed in land, sea, and air-based systems, and were even deployed in outer space during events leading up to and during the Auroran Imperial War. Packilvania conducted its first nuclear test in 1966 Wusul Kabir under the Packilvanian Communist Party. It began a rapid program of nuclear acquisition as part of a nuclear arms race with South Hills. As of 2021, it is the largest nuclear weapons state.

List of Nuclear Weapons States

As of 2021, the following countries are either confirmed or believed to maintain nuclear weapons:

Date of first test
Site of first test
Delivery methods
Deployed Total
 Tavaris 48 54 June 30th 2012 (Scepter-1) Crystal Province, Tavaris Sea and air based 7
 Volscina 320 355 September 4th 1965 Sonnenwüste, Volscina Nuclear Triad 277
 Norgsveldet 300 300-320 December 10th 1960 (Mjølnirs torden) Innland, Tangrland Nuclear Triad, Mostly land and sea based 221
 Tretrid 300 325-390 March 15th 1963 (Dōmdæg) Hwītsand, Tretrid Nuclear Triad, Mostly land and sea based 271
Tuvaltastan 183 206 August 31st 1954 (Courier's Tide) Sats’q’isi Point, Salovia (now Volova) Nuclear Triad 561[1]
Volova 0 100 August 31st 1954 (Courier's Tide) see Tuvaltastan Sats’q’isi Point, Salovia (now Volova) Land based 559 see Tuvaltastan
 Vistaraland 270-290 295–360 January 12th 1960 (Aarde Vallen Een) Leoland, Chibilaba Nuclear Triad, Mostly sea and air based 243
 South Hills 800 1,085 February 8th 1962 (Vernon Project) The Genesis Point, New Tilden, South Hills Nuclear Triad 162
 Great Morstaybishlia 1,334 1,812 September 12th 1964 (Tropical Breeze) Black Island, Grayson Isles, Seligeze Islands, Morstaybishlia Nuclear Triad 222
 Packilvania 1,950 2,134 January 2nd, 1966 (Wusul Kebir) Outside of Wusul Kebir, Ukanar, Packilvania Land and Sea Based 243
Durakia 5 5-50 April 20th, 2021 (Hoban Svertar) Kretsburg, Irnac, Durakia Nuclear Triad 1-5
Volkia 324 375-400 November 19, 1986 (Zimnyaya Burya) Kurilsk Oblast, Volkia Nuclear Triad 79

Other Nuclear Weapons States without up-to-date public records

Stateless Possessors of Nuclear Weapons

  • Posol Industries: Due to unique circumstances involving a lack of capability to maintain nuclear weapons and the foreseen political instability of the nation, Posol Industries was placed under the responsibility of approximately 100 nuclear weapons after the dissolution of Kostromastan from 2018 until 2022, when Kostromastan's successor nation Volova reasserted control over the nuclear weapons. Posol Industries no longer possesses nuclear weapons.

List of Former Nuclear Weapons States

As of 2021, the following countries are states that once possessed nuclear weapons but have since decommissioned or relinquished them, or alternatively are nations that no longer exist in the present day:

Date of first test
Site of first test
Delivery methods
Date of Decommissioning
Axdel[2] October 4th 1973 (Project Pebble) Azure Sea Land and Sea based 18 April 25th 2019
Grand Matriarchy of Ethalria June 5th 1953 (Roter-Himmel Projekt) Azure Sea Nuclear Triad
 Oscrelia ( Thorntonist Oscrelia) Land and Air based 1986
Kostromastan ( Salovia) August 31st 1954 (Courier's Tide) N/A (Nation ceased to exist)

Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Decommissioning Programs

Kevatuul seen from the 2nd stage of the Alus rocket manoeuvring into retrograde orientation


Noroist Axdel began its own nuclear program during the Auroran Imperial War, recruiting expat scientists, including some who had worked on the Ethalria program, as well recovering and reverse engineering a number of Morstaybishlian weapons. A small, potent thermonuclear warhead designated N-1 was developed during the war for deployment on the Kevatuul satellite, a first strike system with ten independent reentry vehicles intended to destroy fleets and military bases in the event of a Morstaybishlian invasion of Axdel. This became the first use of nuclear weapons in warfare on Aurora when the Ethalrian city of Ribenstadt was targeted by the weapon. Whilst devastating, the satellite proved to have a low accuracy. Thankfully a retaliatory strike was averted and post war as part of peace negotiations the satellite was deorbited, further development of space weaponry was abandoned (becoming a signatory of the Cynebury Accord), and Axdel was made to pay reparations for the damage done and lives lost. Axdel retained its nuclear program and accumulated stockpile, however, and a further fifteen underground and two above ground tests were conducted from 1975-1996. The nation maintained a land and sea based stockpile maintained for the purpose of deterrence, eschewing the use of tactical weapons, although it abstained from disclosing the number of warheads at its disposal.

After the Noroist government fell in 1996 the new government reported a stockpile of 532 nuclear warheads, primarily of the N-5 400kt design. In 2000 they agreed to decommission and dismantle the weapons before 2025 as part of a Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty with the MBE. The weapons were decommissioned in 2019, and are to be dismantled by 2023. The nation still has a nuclear program as part of its policy of nuclear latency, officially continuing to maintain the facilities, materials and technical expertise necessary to quickly design and construct new warheads on demand. Axdel is thus considered a paranuclear state.


After the conclusion of the Auroran Imperial War in 1975, Salovia began efforts to reduce their total nuclear stockpile from the 1974 peak of 1,386, pledging to reduce the number to 500 by the year 1994. However, due to the Salovian civil war in 1985, the decommissioning program was put into a legal limbo, and approximately 650 nuclear weapons remained in service.

The inheritor nations of Tuvaltastan and Kostromastan agreed to continue the decommissioning program first set out by Salovia, and brought the total stockpile to 250 by 2005. However, the Kost-Tuva War in 2009 and 2010 between the two nations led to the creation of an additional 50 nuclear weapons between the two, and the number has remained at 306 since.



After the Thornton dictatorship ended in the wake of the Auroran Imperial War, the new republican Oscrelian government inherited control of Oscrelia's arsenal of 23 land and air-based nuclear warheads. In 1982, in wake of a series of anti-nuclear protests, the government declared that it would be dismantling its entire nuclear arsenal from 1984 to 1986, and invited inspectors from the Auroran Continental Assembly to observe and verify Oscrelian nuclear disarmament.

Oscrelia was declared free of nuclear weapons by 1986, but remained a paranuclear state until it dismantled its enrichment facilities in 1992, once again under the eyes of ACA inspectors.


  1. 559 Nuclear Tests were conducted under the administration of Salovia. After the Civil War, the nuclear warheads were inherited by Tuvaltastan and Kostromastan, most of which going to Tuvaltastan. During the Kost-Tuva War, Tuvaltastan threatened nuclear attacks, and conducted two tests to follow up the threat.
  2. Still operates a policy of nuclear latency