The future of humanity has been threatened by atomic weapons. Given the experience of Heroshima and Nagasaki, one attack with a nuclear weapon can lead to the destruction of lives for generations to come. The countries with most powerful nuclear weapons are considered to be more secure as compared to those who have not such weapons. It is quite difficult to sort out the exact number of nuclear weapons in each country, but in this post we are going to present the top 10 strongest nuclear power countries based on the list of the Federation of American Scientists.
With Several Thousands of warheads, Russia is one of the most powerful countries in the world. To establish itself as a country that no one should mess around with, they have built several thousands of nuclear weapons. At the top, Russia has approximately 8500 nuclear missiles. They are also the highest arm producers with a spotless reputation when it comes to quality.
2. United States
With total of 7200-7700 nuclear missiles, the United States ranked as 2nd country with most powerful nuclear weapons. According to the study, it has a more organized army with the best weapons. United States has more number of submarine-launched ballistic missile( SLBMs) and intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBMs) as compared to other countries including Russia. Also, the country has many complications with China, Russia and Pakistan, due to which it is known as most hated country of the world.
The third position goes to France with a total of 300 nuclear weapons. Moreover, France conducted its last nuclear test in 1996 before joining Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). It is one of the most powerful countries of the world, but facing terrorist attacks. So France really needs much more defense in today’s period. It has deactivated all land based nuclear weapons and it is in the research to becoming a more powerful country.
China is known as the emerging superpower, it has 250 nuclear weapons and ranked the 4th in number. The country has gained success in almost every walks of life, despite being the largest populated country of the world. Moreover, China is also restricted to ‘no first use’ policy, that means they can only attack a countries with these weapons, if any enemy attack with these nuclear missiles.
5. United Kingdom
United Kingdom has ranked at 5th number in the list of top 10 countries with most powerful nuclear weapons in the world. London is its capital, known as the financial center for the different people of the world. This country made its entry into the world of nuclear weapons in 1956 by opening a nuclear power station. The number of total missiles United Kingdom has is 225.
Pakistan is ranked at 6th number in the list of countries with most powerful nuclear weapons in the world. It has a total of 120 nuclear missiles, it brought the world to its knees in 1998 when they launched their first nuclear test. Pakistan has made its defense more powerful and strong and this is the reason why it has more weapons than India.
The 7th rank goes to India with 100 nuclear missiles. India is officially known as the Republic of India and it is the second largest country with respect to the population in the world. According to the defense, this country has purchased third most weapons from Russia, but many experiments of India have failed because of cold border war with Pakistan.
Israel has a total of 80 nuclear missiles and is ranked 8th in the list of countries with most powerful nuclear weapons in the world. It is a popular country, but not in the positive manners and hated by Muslims as well as by many other countries of the world. Moreover, this country is a country with aggressive and unfriendly neighborhood.
9. North Korea
Having less than 10 nuclear missiles, North Korea is on the 9th position in the list. They tested their nuclear ability for the first time in 2006 and became one of the nuclear power countries in the world. In 2009 and 2013, they conduct their second and third test of nuclear weapons. In recent times, they have become the number one enemy of the U.S. because of their nuclear policy
The new addition to the list of top 10 countries with most powerful nuclear weapons in the world is Iran. Although its total number of nuclear weapons are unclear, but Iran has now paved its way in the world of nuclear weapons. The country has made few Nuclear weapons and has signed the agreement with America for the devastation of the Nuclear weapons.
Is the nuclear power of these countries some thing to celebrate? What do you think?