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World Map shows location of top ten countries with largest nuclear weapons. While Russia is at top spot with 8,500 of nuclear weapons followed by United States with 7,700 and France with 300 nuclear weapons.
TOP COUNTRIES WITH LARGEST NUCLEAR WARHEADS (2017)
Top Ten Countries with Nuclear Weapons Images
Russia is home to the Biological Weapons Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention. It is the successor to the Soviet Union as a nuclear state.
The United States is the first country to have manufactured nuclear weapons. Ever since the 9/11 attacks, the rumor mills have it that the nation is considering design of new nuclear weapons.
France has an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. It is one of the five "Nuclear Weapon States" under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
China has developed and possesses chemical and nuclear weapons. The country performed its first nuclear weapons tests in 1964 and the last one on July 29, 1996.
As the third country to test an independently developed nuclear weapon, United Kingdom is one of the five nuclear-weapon states under the NPT and a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Pakistan is the only Muslim country to possess nuclear weapons. The nation established Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) in 1956.
India and signed and ratified both the Biological Weapons Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention. It was inducted as a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime in 2016.
Israel is the sixth country in the world to have developed nuclear weapons. It is one of the four nuclear-armed countries not recognized as a Nuclear Weapons State by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
In 2009, North Korea declared having developed a nuclear weapon in addition to possessing a small stockpile of simple nuclear weapons.
With first-hand knowledge of WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction), Iran has currently signed treaties rejecting the possession of weapons of mass destruction including the Biological Weapons Convention, the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).