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====NuclearNukleáris Testingkísérletek====
The [[Nevada Test Site]], {{convert|65|mi|km|0}} Northwest of the City of Las Vegas, was founded on January 11, 1951 for the testing of [[nuclear weapons]]. The site is composed of approximately {{convert|1350|sqmi|km2|-1}} of desert and mountainous terrain. [[Nuclear test]]ing at the Nevada Test Site began with a one-kiloton of TNT (4 [[joule|terajoule]]) bomb dropped on Frenchman Flats on January 27, 1951. The last atmospheric test was conducted on July 17, 1962 and the underground testing of weapons continued until September 23, 1992. The location is known for the highest amount of concentrated nuclear detonated weapons in the U.S. It is also the home of Area 51.
Over 80% of the state's area is owned by the federal government. The primary reason for this is that [[homestead principle|homesteads]] were not permitted in large enough sizes to be viable in the arid conditions that prevail throughout desert Nevada. Instead, early settlers would homestead land surrounding a water source, and then graze [[livestock]] on the adjacent public land, which is useless for [[agriculture]] without access to water (this pattern of [[ranching]] still prevails). The deficiencies in the [[Homestead Act]] as applied to Nevada were probably due to a lack of understanding of the Nevada environment, although some firebrands (so-called "Sagebrush Rebels") maintain that it was due to pressure from mining interests to keep land out of the hands of common folk. This debate continues to be argued among some state historians today.
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