Top 10 Dangerous Countries With Nuclear Weapons And Ambitions — Toptenznet


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After watching the first test of a nuclear bomb on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project to which he had devoted years of research during WWII, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer reportedly contemplated a phrase from the Bhagavad Gita: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” The advent of nuclear weapons brought a new level of technology, and a new capacity to inflict devastation and terror, to the human experience and to the relationships amongst nations. Below are ten countries whose pursuit and/or possession of nuclear weapons has created dangers that were unprecedented, and perhaps unimaginable, before that day in 1945.

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Coming up:

10. Syria: Uncertain Technology, Unstable Regime
9. Libya: Nuclear Bullet Dodged in Protracted Civil War
8. Iran: Seeking Nuclear Technology…and Regional Dominance?
7. China: Expanding its Borders…and Sharing Nuclear Technology Beyond?
6. India: An Escalating Arms Race with an Arch-Enemy
5. Israel: An “Open Secret” Heightens Regional Tensions
4. Pakistan: A Nuclear Rivalry, A Militaristic Government
3. Russia: A Big Nuclear Arsenal and Aggressive Ambitions
2. USA: A History of Nuclear Deployment…and Nuclear Accidents
1. North Korea: Unpredictable Actions, Aggressive Words

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http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/evidence-points-to-syria-still-working-on-a-nuclear-weapon-a-1012209.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/syria-has-destroyed-chemical-weapons-facilities-international-inspectors-say/2013/10/31/dc1ff6b8-4214-11e3-b028-de922d7a3f47_story.html
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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/world/asia/challenging-chinese-claims-us-sends-warship-near-artificial-island-chain.html
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