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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2018 7:03 am 
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As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, this article considers many of its promises, so many of which are yet to be fulfilled:

Fear over nuclear war runs high 50 years after nonproliferation treaty

I hope people always remember that the five nuclear powers (US, UK, France, China, Russia) promised 50 years ago to get rid of ALL of their nuclear weapons in exchange for the non-nuclear powers promising not to develop them. We are still waiting...


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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2018 8:31 am 
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While the disarmament part does not seem to work, it seems to make development of LFTR more difficult.
Maybe if countries without nuclear weapons could agree too add an extra tax on products from countries with nuclear weapons, that might be an effective encouragement for disarmament?
In the EU France might not like it but if the tax is small they might be pressured/negotiated into accepting it.


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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2018 8:51 am 
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I would say an 85% reduction in arsenals is a rather impressive feat.

(UK has gone from north of 700 weapons to about 120).

The problem is in that a world without nuclear weapons, the state with the largest conventional arsenal will rule the world, and that is not a world I would like to live in as it will favour militarism.


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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2018 9:56 pm 
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The problem with the NPT then is that countries without nuclear weapons, like Iraq and Ukraine get that same vulnerability.


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