Re: Veto power
Not quite there yet IINM. They can START World War III but may lack the arsenal to FINISH it. Russia, the US, and so on CAN.
Yes, but the UK couldn't finish it either, nor could France. Doesn't really matter. All you have to do is lob enough nukes that Russia or the US or China lob enough back to finish it. Bonus points if you can lob nukes at the US and make it look like they came from China. Chances are the fallout and nuclear winter will finish most of the rest of us too. But even if the big boys don't retaliate, they don't really want one or two of their biggest cities destroyed. So the minor players still ought to get a veto.
BTW, I forgot to add Israel. But they don't admit to having nukes anyway, so we shouldn't let them have a veto.