Nuclear Powers of the World

January 2006
World Almanac & Book of Facts;2006, p858
The article presents information about nuclear powers of the world. It is reported that seven countries were acknowledged nuclear powers as of September 2005. These countries include Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Russia, and the United States. More than 40 nations have the knowledge or technology needed to produce nuclear weapons. It is reported that in the 1980s, Argentina and Brazil also had active nuclear weapons programs, but they abandoned them by mutual treaty and signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.


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