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The ten countries that have the highest levels of militarization

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Wednesday, 05 December, 2018, 10:10
The ten countries that have the highest levels of militarization

The ten countries that have the highest levels
of militarization are Israel, Singapore,
Armenia, Cyprus, South Korea, Russia, Greece,
Jordan, Brunei and Belarus. These countries allocate
particularly high levels of resources to the military
in comparison to other areas of society. The same
countries occupy the top positions in the GMI
ranking as last year with one exception: Kuwait is in
position 11, while Belarus now occupies position 10.
Russia is now in position 6 of the global GMI ranking
(position 4 previous year). This is due in particular to
the reduction in its military spending.
For some other countries, however, we have no
reliable data with which we could analyze the distribution
of resources between the military and society
as a whole. Yet, based on previous surveys, it must be
assumed that some countries—in particular Syria,
North Korea and Eritrea—have a very high level of
militarization.