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Earth’s nuclear arsenal revealed: Interactive infographic lets you track growth of the world’s WMDs over 70 years via Daily Mail

There are currently more than 16,300 nuclear weapons in the world – enough to kill everyone on the planet 100 times over.

Now an interactive infographic has been created that tracks the number and history of nuclear weapons in the nine nations responsible for many of these warheads.

They include the US, UK, Russia, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, and North Korea. Between them, these nations possess 10,000 nuclear warheads, 4,100 of which are active.

To view the interactive infographic scroll down or click here 

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‘For instance, Japan – which was the target of two atomic bomb attacks and has a law against nuclear weapons on its territory – learned from the Notebook that there were US nuclear weapons on Chichi Jima and Iwo Jima,’ the authors write.

‘[It also learned] about an enormous and varied US nuclear arsenal on Okinawa, US nuclear bombs stored on the mainland at Misawa and Itazuki air bases, and nuclear-armed US Navy ships stationed in Sasebo and Yokosuka.’

Data for the US on the interactive map has been compiled using declassified documents from the US government, many of which were obtained using Freedom of Information requests.

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