Independence: The World's Top Militaries

Here is a list of the top ten militaries in the world.

USA, Russia, China, India, and the UK arm the top 5 strongest militaries in the world.

That didn't surprise me, but some of the countries on the bottom half of the list did.


150704 World's Strongest Militaries

ValueWalk via BI.


Even more surprising was the list of military spending, as a percentage of GDP.


150704 Biggest Military Budgets as a Percertage of GDP

 via Statista.


According to a SIPRI estimate, Saudi Arabia's military spending now amounts to at least 10.4 percent of its GDP. The kingdom boosted spending on its armed forces by 17 percent last year and it is now splurging more on its military than ever before. 

Meanwhile, U.S. military expenditure "only" amounted to 3.5 percent of GDP in 2014, despite the amount spent topping $570 billion.

Some would say, "The price of freedom."

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