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Who has nukes?

According to data from December 2017 from the Federation of American Scientists, Russia has an estimated inventory of 6,800 nuclear warheads, with 1,710 of them strategically deployed. 

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According to data from December 2017 from the Federation of American Scientists, Russia has an estimated inventory of 6,800 nuclear warheads, with 1,710 of them strategically deployed. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

According to data from December 2017 from the Federation of American Scientists, Russia has an estimated inventory of 6,800 nuclear warheads, with 1,710 of them strategically deployed. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
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The United States, which is reducing its inventory, has an estimated 6,600 nuclear warheads, with 1,650 of them strategically deployed. 

U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Flynn/Handout via REUTERS

The United States, which is reducing its inventory, has an estimated 6,600 nuclear warheads, with 1,650 of them strategically deployed. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Flynn/Handout via REUTERS

The United States, which is reducing its inventory, has an estimated 6,600 nuclear warheads, with 1,650 of them strategically deployed. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Flynn/Handout via REUTERS
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France has a stable inventory of an estimated 300 nuclear warheads. Of these, an estimated 280 are strategically deployed.

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France has a stable inventory of an estimated 300 nuclear warheads. Of these, an estimated 280 are strategically deployed. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

France has a stable inventory of an estimated 300 nuclear warheads. Of these, an estimated 280 are strategically deployed. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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China is thought to be increasing their warhead inventory, with about 270 strategic and tactical nuclear weapons, though the FAS says it is thought none are strategically deployed, and are instead kept in storage under central control.

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China is thought to be increasing their warhead inventory, with about 270 strategic and tactical nuclear weapons, though the FAS says it is thought none are strategically deployed, and are instead kept in storage under central control. REUTERS/Andy...more

China is thought to be increasing their warhead inventory, with about 270 strategic and tactical nuclear weapons, though the FAS says it is thought none are strategically deployed, and are instead kept in storage under central control. REUTERS/Andy Wong/Pool
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Britain's nuclear stockpile consists of about 215 weapons. The country is current reducing its stockpile, and by the mid-2020s it will be reduced to "not more than 180." The FAS says the number of warheads on each British submarine has been reduced from 48 to 40.

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Britain's nuclear stockpile consists of about 215 weapons. The country is current reducing its stockpile, and by the mid-2020s it will be reduced to "not more than 180." The FAS says the number of warheads on each British submarine has been reduced...more

Britain's nuclear stockpile consists of about 215 weapons. The country is current reducing its stockpile, and by the mid-2020s it will be reduced to "not more than 180." The FAS says the number of warheads on each British submarine has been reduced from 48 to 40. REUTERS/David Moir
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Pakistan is believed to possess a nuclear inventory of 130-140 warheads, though none are thought to be deployed but kept in storage in the southern regions of the country. More warheads are believed to be in production.

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Pakistan is believed to possess a nuclear inventory of 130-140 warheads, though none are thought to be deployed but kept in storage in the southern regions of the country. More warheads are believed to be in production. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Pakistan is believed to possess a nuclear inventory of 130-140 warheads, though none are thought to be deployed but kept in storage in the southern regions of the country. More warheads are believed to be in production. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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India is believed to have a total inventory of 120-130 warheads, not deployed but held in central storage, with more warheads in production.

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India is believed to have a total inventory of 120-130 warheads, not deployed but held in central storage, with more warheads in production. REUTERS/Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation

India is believed to have a total inventory of 120-130 warheads, not deployed but held in central storage, with more warheads in production. REUTERS/Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation
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Israel has an estimated stockpile of 80 warheads, none strategically deployed. It is believed the country has produced enough plutonium for approximately 100-200 warheads. 

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Israel has an estimated stockpile of 80 warheads, none strategically deployed. It is believed the country has produced enough plutonium for approximately 100-200 warheads. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israel has an estimated stockpile of 80 warheads, none strategically deployed. It is believed the country has produced enough plutonium for approximately 100-200 warheads. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests, as recently as September 2017. The country is estimated to have produced 10-20 warheads, though FAS notes their operational status is unclear.

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North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests, as recently as September 2017. The country is estimated to have produced 10-20 warheads, though FAS notes their operational status is unclear. KCNA via REUTERS

North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests, as recently as September 2017. The country is estimated to have produced 10-20 warheads, though FAS notes their operational status is unclear. KCNA via REUTERS
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