Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Weapons, 2005


Conflict and Terror: Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Weapons, 2005


In these maps countries are colored according to the presence of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

Legends indicate:

  • Chemical weapons possession (mainly poison gases and nerve agents):
    • Cerulean blue: Declared stockpile now being destroyed
    • Cornflower blue: Undeclared stockpile or development program
  • Biological weapons possession:
    • Olive grab: Suspected offensive development program
  • Nuclear weapons possession:
    • Alizarin: Declared stockpile
    • Gamboge: Undeclared stockpile


National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eigth Edition. Published by the National Geographic Society. Prepared by National Geographic Maps for The Book Division, 2005, page 17.


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