United States, despite the cuts in military spending during Barack Obama presidency, remains the military leader of enourmous size, though US military expenditures share in GDP relatively low, compared to some countries (Middle East in particular, as shown on ranking gadget).
Explore the country and regional trends on historical line chart by selecting the country in the ranking list or easily identify countries, which increase the military expenditures share in GDP, on the world map and the barchart at the page bottom. Such increases sometimes may precede military conflicts (e.g., look at the Georgia 2007 or Ukraine 2013).
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Armed conflict is defined by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) as a contested incompatibility that concerns government or territory where the use of armed force between two parties, of which at least one is the government of a state, results in at least 25 battle-related deaths. Country of conflict is a country whose government has a primary claim to the issue in dispute and not the geographical location of the conflict. There are three different types of conflict: interstate, internal, and internationalized internal. Interstate armed conflict occurs between two or more states. Internal conflict occurs between the government of a...
The 2017 Global Peace Index: Armed Conflicts | Safety and Security | Militarization
Global Firepower (GFP) provides a unique analytical display of data concerning today's world military powers. Over 1000 world powers are considering in the ranking which allows for a broad spectrum of comparisons to be achieved concerning relative military strengths.The user should note that nuclear capability is not taken into account as that would defeat the purpose of such comparisons. Instead, the GFP ranking is based strictly on each nations potential conventional war-making capabilities across land, sea and air. The final ranking also incorporates values related to resources, finances and geography. Some statistics have been estimated...
A Country's projection of power relies in large part upon its military capabilities. Successfully being able to project and wield that power is a key diplomatic asset. America's biggest conventional military advantages is its fleet of 19 aircrafts carriers, compared to 12 carriers operated by the rest of the World combined. These massive carriers allow the US to setup forward operating bases anywhere and project power throughtout the World.