Nuclear Warhead Stockpiles

The five acknowledged nuclear powers possess about 31,000 nuclear warheads.

Country 1945 1955 1965 1975 1985 1995 2000
United States 2 2,280 32,400 28,100 23,500 14,000 10,500
Russia/USSR 0 200 6,300 23,500 44,000 28,000 20,000
United Kingdom 0 10 310 350 300 300 185
France 0 0 32 188 359 500 450
China 0 0 5 185 426 400 450
Totals 2 2,490 39,047 52,323 68,585 43,200 31,535

Sources: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and National Resources Defense Council

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