Nuclear Capabilities And Potential Around The World

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has been signed by 189 nations since its creation in 1968. It has become the international standard by which nations are judged on their commitment to nuclear non-proliferation. But the treaty has not had a perfect record. Learn more about the spread and containment of nuclear capabilities around the world.

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This interactive map breaks down nuclear weapons states under the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty, non-NPT nuclear weapons states, countries that have secretly sought nuclear weapons, countries that acquired and then renounced nuclear weapons, countries that began nuclear weapons research programs, countries wiht the technological potential for nuclear weapons, countries with uranium enrichment capabilities and countries with plutonium production capabilities.

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NPT: Nuclear Proliferation Treaty; ICBMs: Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles

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