The only devices created to beat the living species in the world are nuclear weapons, which have very destructive power. The countries with most powerful nuclear weapons in the world are definitely a threat to those without such weapons. In no time, these devices can destroy the whole world so time to think that why countries have made such weapons? The answer is if these are the threat to the world, then in many ways these powerful nuclear weapons are used for the benefit of mankind and for the defense purpose.
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 based on the Federation of American Scientists, the list of top 10 countries with most powerful nuclear weapons in the world is as follows.
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.
9. North Korea
Having less than 10 nuclear missiles, North Korea is on the 9th number in the race. First time, they tested their nuclear ability 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 and now they have many small nuclear missiles, but still less than 10 nuclear weapons in the hands of their armed forces.
Israel has a total of 80 nuclear missiles and ranked at 8th number 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.
The 7th rank is for 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.
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, but it has brought the world to knees in 1998 by launching first nuclear test. Pakistan has made its defense more powerful and strong and this is the reason why it has more weapons than India.
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 was made its entry in the world of nuclear weapons in 1956 by opening a nuclear power station. The number of total missiles United Kingdom has 225.
Known as the emerging superpower, China has 250 nuclear weapons and ranked at 4th number. The country has gained success in almost every walk of life, despite the largest populated country of the world. Moreover, China is also restricted to ‘no first use’ policy, that means they can only attack on countries with these weapons, if any enemy attack with these nuclear missiles.
In our list, 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 the 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 for becoming a more powerful country.
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 SLBMs and 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.
At the top, there is Russia with approximately 8500 nuclear missiles. It is famous for the best quality weapons and the largest country with respect to the area. There is no doubt in the quantity and quality of weapons. Russia is the largest producer of the weapons which made the country number one super power of the world.