The Countries With The Biggest Nuclear Arsenals

July 24th, 2015
in News, econ_news, syndication

from Felix Richter,
by Niall McCarthy

According to ican, nine countries across the world possess over 15,000 nuclear weapons with both the US and Russia maintaining an estimated 1,800 of them on high-alert status

Follow up:

France rounds off the top three with 300 warheads. According to ican, Israel is ambiguous about its nuclear capabilities, neither confirming nor denying it possesses such weapons. However, estimates suggest it has approximately 80 warheads. North Korea is believed to have fewer than ten nuclear weapons, though it is not clear if it has developed the capability to deliver them.

This chart shows the number of nuclear warheads in countries worldwide in 2015.

Infographic: The Countries With The Biggest Nuclear Arsenals | Statista
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