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Non-proliferation is the limiting of the production and spread of something such as nuclear or chemical weapons.

France today announced its plans to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty...

The declaration deals with disarmament and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

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  • Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Treaty on the — ▪ international agreement also called  Nuclear Non proliferation Treaty        agreement of July 1, 1968, signed by the United Kingdom, the United States, the Soviet Union (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), and 59 other states, under which… …   Universalium

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