The Benefits Of Nuclear Weapons

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Nuclear weapons have been in the world’s possession since 1945, almost 70 years ago. In those 70 years, nuclear bombs were launched twice at the same target—Japan—by the same attacker—the United States. For being used so little times, is it really worth keeping these arms, especially taking in the costs? How do the nuclear deterrence finances affect countries with nuclear weapons? Considering the lack of use for the defenses, it is economically unwise to continue funding the production of nuclear artilleries. They should be disarmed and banned.
Some would say non-proliferation, or the limitation of, nuclear arsenals is the best way to handle the threat of war and debt. Others disagree and take the side of disarmament entirely, because non-proliferation seems to not work. A majority of nations in the world have signed a document known as the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). This supposedly limits the amount of countries who can obtain nuclear weapons. However, since it has been signed in 1968, the treaty has shown to be ineffective. More and more countries are getting their hands on these dangerous arms, whether they are allowed to or not.
According to the NPT, only five countries are legally allowed to own nuclear armaments: the United States, Russia, France, the United Kingdom,
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Even so, there seems to be more pros to the destruction of these arsenals than cons. Nuclear weapons, despite having had uses in the past, are now lacking in use and efficiency, economically speaking. Not only are the transportation costs high, but the chances of entering expensive wars increase, which not everyone can afford. When compared to those without nuclear weapons, those with do not stand much of a chance in economic freedom. The continuation of the development of nuclear weapons is unwise and should be put to a halt

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