This map layer shows the three categories of possession of nuclear weapons for the year 2018.

Example of how to read the map:

In 2018, France possessed 300 nuclear weapons. Possession reached its peak of 540 nuclear weapons from 1991 to 1992.

The following two graphs show the current stock of nuclear weapons owned by pesent nuclear powers and the number of disarmed nuclear weapons compared to the maximum and current stock of the nuclear powers.


  • FAS - Federation of American Scientists

    The Federation of American Scientists was founded in 1945 as a think tank intent on fostering the civilian use of nuclear energy and on protecting humanity of a nuclear war. Regular publications critically describe current nuclear developments and address the issue of nuclear weapons from a global and country-specific perspective. They offer information on nuclear weapons holdings, classified according to strategic and non-strategic nuclear weapons, reserves of nuclear weapons, the stockpile of nuclear weapons and the full inventory of each country. They also provide information on which countries have the technical means to develop nuclear weapons in the near future.


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