The only devices created to overwhelm the living species in the world is nuclear weapons with destructive power. Countries with most powerful nuclear weapons in the world can be 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.
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.
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. Moreover, this country is a country with aggressive and unfriendly neighborhood.
The 7th rank is for India with 100 nuclear missiles. 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.
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. 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. With very high population pressure, this country is striving hard to be stable.
On 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).
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.
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, because it was a time, when Russia was known as the number one super power of the world.