Two days remaining, the nuclear deal was extended. What if it was not extended?

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Approximately two days before the agreement expires, Russia and the United States extended the New Strategic Arms Reduction Agreement (#START) for another 5 years. The purpose of the START II agreement in 2010; To limit the nuclear weapons of the two powers, which own 90 per cent of the nuclear weapons in the world, to avoid bilateral costs and to prevent a second Cuban Crisis by creating an atmosphere of trust with mutual controls. As you know, if the diplomacy table had not been established in the Cuban Crisis of 1962 and there was no mutual agreement, we would have seen cities destroyed from the map, not blood in the outbreak of the Third World War.

In the START agreement, which has been extended today, the two countries are reducing their strategic nuclear weapons warheads by a third and reducing the number of missiles, submarines and bombers carrying nuclear warheads by a significant 50 per cent. Every war vehicle carrying nuclear warheads constitutes a great material item for those countries, and most importantly, floating and flying vehicles carrying these “apocalyptic weapons” creates fear.

According to known figures, the money spent on nuclear weapons every minute in the world is 138,699 dollars. The first country that spends the most on nuclear weapons in 2019 is the USA with $ 35 billion and the second is China with $ 10 billion. Anyway, the USA is proposing to sign this agreement not bilaterally, but also by including China. The new rival?

Was expecting Russia in the third place on the list of countries that spend the most on nuclear weapons, but interestingly, Britain appeared. Britain spent 8.9 billion dollars and Russia spent 8.5 billion dollars.

According to experts, if the agreement had not been signed, the global uncontrolled nuclear arms race and trust problems would negatively affect other countries and thus countries could turn to produce nuclear weapons.