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    Countries military expenditures in contrast to military power

    Post  henriksoder on Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:33 pm

    — World total
    1 United States United States 581.0 3.0
    2 China China 129.4 1.2
    3 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 80.8 10.7
    4 Russia Russia 70.0 3.7
    5 United Kingdom United Kingdom 61.8 2.1
    6 France France 53.1 1.8
    7 Japan Japan 47.7 1.0
    8 India India 45.2 2.2
    9 Germany Germany 43.9 1.1
    10 South Korea South Korea 34.4 2.4
    11 Brazil Brazil 31.9 1.3
    12 Italy Italy 24.3 1.1
    13 Israel Israel 23.2 7.4
    14 Australia Australia 22.5 1.5
    15 Iraq Iraq 18.9 8.5

    A list from Wikipedia of countries military expenditures, the number to the rights is the percent of GDP of military expenditures. Russia Army is the most powerful military in the world today. It can conquer and beat US and China and it is kind of harder to beat China than US for Russia. Russia Army military expenditures will even be 93,7 millions dollars or something 2016-2017. I think it kind seems funny that Saudi Arabia has a such huge military budget, but their military must be equal to like maybe England, or France or Japan. China kind of seems to have a stronger military than US for the moment, they can maybe beat US navy and can beat US land force also, but it should not be easily done. United Kingdom should have a more a littel more powerful military than France, and Japan dosen't seems so strong although, even though their big GDP of the country. Germany seems to be able to have a military equal to their proportionally military budget. North- and south korea seems to be able to organize hugh amount of above all soldiers and not a likely hugh amount of military vechiles, aircrafts and navy and so on. Italy and Israel seems competent in military power. What is your opinion about the world's military? Any interesting facts of other aspects of a likely battelfield in military power in the world?

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    Re: Countries military expenditures in contrast to military power

    Post  Werewolf on Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:38 pm

    No super power can beat another Super Power nor can they sustain an attack to even have wet dreams about it.
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    Re: Countries military expenditures in contrast to military power

    Post  kvs on Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:01 pm

    The current Russian force deployment and capacity is not geared to conquest. It is geared to defense. That is why
    Russia has not spent vast amounts of money on aircraft carriers and bases around the world. Russia has no dreams
    of invading the EU and the USA. That is just a rabid NATO propaganda myth designed to scare the sheeple and make
    more money for the welfare queens known as defense contractors.

    But you can tell from the spending numbers that comparing dollar amounts is meaningless. Saudi Arabia is a Mickey Mouse
    banana republic. Full stop.

    In terms of real world (aka physical) presence of the Russian military it is comparable to that of the USA, probably around
    the 70% level. The US is actually spending money on behalf of the EU, which is its imperial protectorate so one has to be
    careful in how one counts the money. I think NATO should treated as a single military entity and the full NATO military
    budget should be compared to stand-alone countries like Russia and China.
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    Re: Countries military expenditures in contrast to military power

    Post  Regular on Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:33 pm

    Russia can conquer US? Or other way around?
    You know that US and Russia are not landlocked to eachother?
    And they have MAD weapons?
    And they have plenty of civilians who would fight for each inch of their country?

    But you can tell from the spending numbers that comparing dollar amounts is meaningless. Saudi Arabia is a Mickey Mouse
    banana republic. Full stop.
    Was saying this for ages. It's their mentality too.
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    Re: Countries military expenditures in contrast to military power

    Post  George1 on Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:27 am

    The military budget of the Federal Republic of Germany for the first time since 1945 has surpassed French and will grow further

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2464783.html


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