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For buildings of the same name in other Tropico games, see Nuclear Program.

Nuclear Program is a unique building of Absolute Power, which can help the player forestall a hostile invasion from a foreign power.


Trash may appear being cast off by surrounding buildings/people but no trash receptacles seem to appear. Maybe they pile it under the rocket and burn it when testing the propulsion system.

In-Game Text


"Gringos and Ruskies fear Tropico and envy its progress. The only way to feel secure is to develop our own "nucular" program. It sounds illogical at first, but we'll sleep much better if we know that our enemies are not the only ones that can drop 15 kilotons on our heads. We will be protected from foreign invasion as long as we have the money to keep the program active."


"Protects from foreign invasion while the treasury balance is positive."


When foreign powers are hostile; otherwise it is a waste of money and time, the Diplomatic Ministry is required for the cool lighting effect nuke test edict, not this building.

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