Template talk:Weapons of mass destruction

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unlisted countries[edit]

Currently the "by country" part has countries with current WMDs (announced or alleged); no WMDs, but past WMD programs (announced or alleged); no WMDs, but current WMD programs (announced or alleged); no WMDs, but having such in the past. I am not sure if the template is the right place to separate these groups, but maybe some table (like that here) could be added to the main WMD article.

Regardless, if we keep the "by country" part of the template as a single list without separations there are some issues:

  • Ukraine, Swedish, Saudi Arabia, Libya link only to respective country nuclear weapons article instead of country-name general WMD article, where Libya also had other programs (Biological, Chemical) and Ukraine has long range missile/space launch capabilities
  • missing from the template, but Biological: Egypt, Libya, Vietnam, Laos, Cuba, South Korea; Vozrozhdeniya (former Soviet site currently in Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan)
  • missing from the template, but Chemical: Egypt, Libya, Vietnam, Serbia (Yugoslavia and weapons of mass destruction), Sudan
  • missing from the template, but Nuclear: Spain, Switzerland, Belarus, Kazakhstan; plus the Nuclear capable states without current/past WMD programs
  • I assume that country-name general WMD articles cover all related issues (nuclear, biological, chemical; missiles/indivisible means of delivery), but I haven't checked them all.

That's why I added the lists at the bottom of the "by country" part, but maybe we should make individual entries for these that are currently missing (especially Libya, Egypt, Vietnam that fall into more than one category).

About the general WMD table here is one proposal:

Nation Nuclear Chemical Biological Missiles >150km
United States Current, Acknowledged Current, Acknowledged Current, Acknowledged Current, Acknowledged
Russia Current, Acknowledged Current, Acknowledged Current, Acknowledged Current, Acknowledged
Libya Past program, Acknowledged Past, Acknowledged Past, Alleged  ?
South Africa Past, Acknowledged Past program, Alleged Past program, Alleged Past program, Acknowledged

plus color coding for: current possessing, current program, past possessing, past program; and/or acknowledged/alleged/technical possibility (maybe one of current/past/program and acknowledged/alleged/capable should be as text and the other as color coding).

Similar table could be made for participation in the Arms control conventions (IAEA/NPT/CTBT, CWC, BWC) and export control groups (nuclear, chemical/biological, missiles). Alinor (talk) 11:42, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

See also here. Alinor (talk) 11:47, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from, 25 November 2010[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} I would like to add Belgium to the list.

They have WOMD at army bases shared with the U.S. and they support the transport. (talk) 14:48, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. →GƒoleyFour (GSV) 19:02, 25 November 2010 (UTC)


vi:Bản mẫu:Vũ khí giết người hàng loạt? Newone (talk) 04:41, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

citation needed[edit]

This template needs additional citations. There is no verification for the countrys with WMD. Greetings --111Alleskönner (talk) 17:29, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Picture caption[edit]

The "WMD world map" caption is both misleading and unnecessary. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ben.kenobi.wan (talkcontribs) 00:35, 1 February 2013 (UTC)


Adding Egypt to the list int he template since starting the page Egypt and weapons of mass destruction so it now has somethign to point to. I am basing this off the conversation in the Archive 1 which raised this point. Dexcel (talk) 04:46, 24 September 2013 (UTC)