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Them nuc-u-ler wep-ins. Kim Jong-Un seems to have backed off the nuking of Guam or whatever. The following might, just might help explain why. It explains much. A pretty good breakdown of who has what:

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As VisualCapitalist’s map above demonstrates, the United States and Russia still maintain the world’s largest stockpiles of nuclear weapons, holding 92% of the world’s estimated 15,000 nuclear warheads.

While today’s arsenals seem quite excessive, they are actually quite modest compared to historical totals such as those during the Cold War. In 1986, for example, there were actually 70,300 nuclear weapons globally – but luckily for us, the number of warheads has eased down over time as countries disarm more weapons.

A few more countries will probably join the nuclear club within a decade or two. Yet, hopefully the overall weapon numbers will continue to fall. Hopefully none will ever see use. Two was too many.

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