Nuclear Proliferation Is The Global Spread Of Nuclear Weapons And Technology

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Nuclear proliferation is the global spread of nuclear weapons and technology. At the end of World War II, the spread of nuclear weapons was happening at an accelerated rate. Countries like the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, France, and China were developing nuclear weapons against the wishes of the United States. In an attempt to stop proliferation, a group of scientists peacefully protested the development of nuclear weapons by sending a petition to the United Nations. The United Nation agreed that proliferation was causing political tension so decied to inact the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty in 1968. Many nation-states, including the United States and the Soviet Union, signed the treaty. This treaty has stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in a peaceful way but this treaty is becoming outdate in modern international politics. Global powers worry countries like North Korea will obtain nuclear power. Also, there is a growing concern that nuclear weapons are causing irreversible damage to the environment. The growing issue of nuclear proliferation can be evaluated through the Global Governance and Environmental lenses. Possible solutions are to allow select countries to develop their own nuclear weapons or to establish stronger legislation where the super powers prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. The Global Governance lens shows that the nuclear states are given the responsibility to monitor the nuclear supply and prevent it from spreading. This

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