2011/07/13

I wonder what we could accomplish if we used our funds differently.

Military expenditure - 2010

United States-$687,105,000,000
People's Republic of China-$114,300,000,000
France-$61,285,000,000
United Kingdom-$57,424,000,000
Russia-$52,586,000,000
Japan-$51,420,000,000
Germany-$46,848,000,000
Saudi Arabia-$42,917,000,000
Italy-$38,198,000,000
India-$36,816,000,000
Brazil-$28,096,000,000
South Korea-$24,270,000,000
Canada-$20,164,000,000
Australia-$19,799,000,000
Spain-$15,803,000,000
United Arab Emirates-$15,749,000,000
Turkey-$15,634,000,000
Israel-$13,001,000,000
Netherlands-$11,604,000,000
Greece-$9,369,000,000

2 comments:

Audrey said...

Hmmm...interesting question! I am mildly shocked at the difference in dollars spent per country, most notably India and South Korea. It seems pretty incredible that they spend more than we do.

Audrey said...

Sorry DCW - I am still a bit loopy from my procedure this morning. Where my thought were going with this is that I would somehow expect that a country like South Korea would spend that much money on their military, but my assumption was that our expenditure in that area would be much lower. After all, we are a "peaceful" country.

Would be nice to see some of those billions invested in space travel, medical research, and care for our homeless residents, wouldn't it?

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