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Which country is called the most militarized in the world?

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The International Center for the Conversion of BICC, located in Bonn, presented an annual report with a rating of countries according to the so-called level of militarization. The rating takes into account the volume of arms purchases for national armies of states. It would seem that the United States of America should occupy the first place by a large margin in the ranking of the most militarized countries, with their gigantic military budget exceeding many times the military budgets of a number of large countries of the world (Russia, India, China) taken together.


However, the compilers of the militarization rating have their own scale, on which the United States did not even enter the top three. The scale, as stated, is compiled on the basis of the level of weapons and the number of soldiers in the country per capita.

Which country is called the most militarized in the world?


The rating of the International Center for Conversion suggests that Israel is the most militarized state in the world, with Singapore at the second position. Three leaders (even more unexpectedly) Armenia closes. Russia is located in fourth place in terms of "militarization" - this is with the military budget, which is X times less than the US one. In fifth position is the Republic of Korea.

No United States and in the top ten most militarized countries in the world. Places from 6 to 11-e were distributed as follows: Kuwait, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, Brunei, Azerbaijan. There are questions about the approach to determine the most militarized countries.
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  1. Shura Perm
    Shura Perm 5 December 2017 14: 36 New
    +4
    it’s not money, but how to spend it ... the military budget is like a wolf, how much you don’t feed, he still looks into the forest)))) and in my humble opinion then Switzerland should be the most militarized country, almost every adult has it masculine individuals have an assault rifle from their favorite draft board ...
    1. 210ox
      210ox 5 December 2017 14: 39 New
      +7
      For some reason I thought that the most militarized is Switzerland .. Actually, it’s not about money ... But in their quantity ...
      Quote: Shura Perm
      it’s not money, but how to spend it ... the military budget is like a wolf, how much you don’t feed, he still looks into the forest)))) and in my humble opinion then Switzerland should be the most militarized country, almost every adult has it masculine individuals have an assault rifle from their favorite draft board ...
      1. Monos
        Monos 5 December 2017 14: 50 New
        +7
        Greetings, Dmitry! hi
        Quote: 210ox
        For some reason I thought that the most militarized is Switzerland.

        You will laugh, but Kuwait, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece and Brunei also entered the top 10 ranking. And the top 10 European militarists included Armenia, Russia, Cyprus, Greece, Belarus, Ukraine, Finland, Turkey and Estonia.
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 5 December 2017 14: 58 New
          15
          Vitya, I trust this rating no more than measuring the mass with a caliper. wassat
          1. Monos
            Monos 5 December 2017 15: 14 New
            +8
            Quote: Jedi
            I trust this rating no more than

            They, for example, consider the number of units of heavy weapons per capita. But the tonnage of the Navy does not count.
            1. Esoteric
              Esoteric 5 December 2017 15: 30 New
              +3
              What did you want? In the USA, soft drugs are legalized, and Russian athletes are "caught" in the use of doping ...
              They are once again “asking” for money for the war. Look, they say, everyone is arming, and we are all in the second ten ...
              1. Vladimir16
                Vladimir16 5 December 2017 15: 44 New
                +3
                The question is WHY are the Jews?
                After all, all progressive humanity knows that the most bloodthirsty and militarized are Russians wassat
                Ask McCain and McLaren.
                We are not even allowed on the paralympics these progressive-human-deities.
                Russian horror what militarized. At the Olympics in Sochi, everyone was defeated by beans and skis. wink And if they take the pitchfork in their hands, then everyone urgently dips into holes. laughing
                I think these experts BICC International Conversion Center in Bonn bought by the Kremlin in order to slander the Jews (world conspiracy) and the Turks (Armenians are to blame for everything)lol wassat
    2. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 5 December 2017 15: 49 New
      0
      Quote: Shura Perm
      it’s not money, but how to spend it ... the military budget is like a wolf, how much you don’t feed, he still looks into the forest)))) and in my humble opinion then Switzerland should be the most militarized country, almost every adult has it masculine individuals have an assault rifle from their favorite draft board ...

      Women do not serve there.
    3. Juborg
      Juborg 5 December 2017 19: 38 New
      +1
      Hypocrites! Here's how you can trust this? am
    4. Maz
      Maz 6 December 2017 11: 37 New
      0
      And why am I not surprised? Peace-loving you are our partners.
  2. Vend
    Vend 5 December 2017 14: 37 New
    +1
    Yes, who would doubt laughing USA white and fluffy laughing
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 5 December 2017 15: 03 New
      +9
      Quote: Wend
      Yes, who would doubt laughing USA white and fluffy laughing

      The question is not that they are fluffy. And then what% of GDP are forced to spend on defense and what% of the population is under arms. By the way, according to American laws, the pension of servicemen and all monetary benefits to them and their family are put into the military budget.
      1. mkop
        mkop 5 December 2017 15: 20 New
        +7
        Those. Is it in Israel, Singapore and Armenia across the planet that the bases are stuck? Singapore and Armenia, crawls into the hall .. and participates in all conflicts under the pretext of the struggle for democracy, freedom of speech and violation of the rights of the population (which inevitably needs in this case, bombing by the United States and their mongrels)? So chtoli it turns out?
        1. alstr
          alstr 5 December 2017 15: 44 New
          +2
          Well, by the way, Israel can still be understood - all the same, they are constantly fighting and everything goes through military service / fees.
          But the rest is just questions.
          There is probably like in a joke about twice two.
        2. Black5Raven
          Black5Raven 5 December 2017 17: 30 New
          +5
          Quote: mkop
          Those. Is it in Israel, Singapore and Armenia across the planet that the bases are stuck? Singapore and Armenia, crawls into the hall .. and participates in all conflicts under the pretext of the struggle for democracy, freedom of speech and violation of the rights of the population

          If you had such a rare skill as reading, you would have noticed.
          Take an abstract country in a vacuum, Livonia. Her army is 350.000. The total population is 3 million. Does a huge percentage serve in the army? Higher in the ranking. Spends 25% of GDP on the army? Also . We think at least a little.
          1. oldzek
            oldzek 5 December 2017 17: 56 New
            +3
            there is a small lie, there is a big lie, and there is also STATISTICS! and this is such a thing as a drawbar, where I turned there and it turned out IMHO
      2. not main
        not main 5 December 2017 22: 52 New
        0
        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        By the way, according to American laws, the pension of military personnel and all monetary benefits to them and their family are put into the military budget.

        And isn’t it so? That's just ... I will not continue. Just remember the 92nd!
  3. newcomer
    newcomer 5 December 2017 14: 37 New
    +3
    indeed, “questions arise ...“. Well sho they measured there?
  4. HEATHER
    HEATHER 5 December 2017 14: 39 New
    14
    Kuwait, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, Brunei, Azerbaijan. Ghana, Papua New Guinea, the islands of Miklouho-Maclay, Penguins, Somalia. Where the mattresses are so powerful! In general, the catacombs burrow the other day! laughing
  5. Angel_and_Demon
    Angel_and_Demon 5 December 2017 14: 40 New
    +7
    It would seem that the United States of America should occupy the first place by a wide margin in the ranking of the most militarized countries, with their gigantic military budgets exceeding by many times the military budgets of a number of countries of the large world (Russia, India, China, Turkey) combined.
    and what is surprising? calculate how much of this budget is spent on transgender operations, and on subsequent hormonal rehabilitation, and then there will be nothing strange
  6. prior
    prior 5 December 2017 14: 47 New
    +1
    It does not matter who and how to vote - it is important who and how to count.
    So in this case.
  7. Clyde barrow
    Clyde barrow 5 December 2017 14: 54 New
    +6
    In 2016, Russia spent on defense 3 trillion 889 billion rubles (60,82 billion dollars). This is almost a quarter of all expenses of the Russian budget. In Germany and the United States, this share is much smaller - 11% and 15%, respectively. (C)

    Apparently it is considered as a percentage of military expenditures from the total budget of the country.
    1. Ayratelinsion
      Ayratelinsion 5 December 2017 15: 07 New
      +2
      And also in relation to the number of military to civilian. For the sake of interest, I counted. Roughly rounding up 3 million US troops, including reservists. The population is 325 million. Less than one percent of the population comes out.
      In Russia there are about 145 million people, and the military about 2 million. Slightly less than 1.5 percent of the population.
      Simple arithmetic)
      1. Volodin
        Volodin 5 December 2017 16: 32 New
        +5
        Quote: Ayratelinsion
        In Russia ... military about 2 million


        About 2-million military in Russia? This is who told you - the originators of the rating? Pensioners, it turns out, also considered ...
        1. HEATHER
          HEATHER 5 December 2017 16: 58 New
          +2
          The number of Russian Armed Forces is 1 million 900 thousand people, of which: 1 million 13 thousand combat units and formations. The rest are rear support. By Presidential Decree of April 19, 2017, the number of troops will be increased to 2 million 100 thousand, not including the rear security.
          1. Sergey Medvedev
            Sergey Medvedev 5 December 2017 22: 39 New
            +2
            Quote: VERESK
            The number of Russian Armed Forces is 1 million 900 thousand people, of which: 1 million 13 thousand combat units and

            Correct you. 1 million 13 thousand - military personnel. And the rest are civilian personnel.
          2. Ayratelinsion
            Ayratelinsion 6 December 2017 05: 05 New
            0
            Well, reservists are also included in 3 lyamas of the American military, who are attracted occasionally. Their number is more than 800 thousand
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 5 December 2017 15: 10 New
      +9
      Counted as a percentage of military spending on GDP
      and as a percentage of military personnel from the population.
      Therefore, the United States with a GDP of 18 trillion and a population of 330 million
      when the army of one million were so "peaceful." laughing
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 5 December 2017 15: 27 New
        +5
        Quote: voyaka uh
        when the army of one million were so "peaceful."

        The public is very zealously preparing for the idea that the United States is that pole of defense of peace and justice. But whoever is against, these are enclaves of evil and barbarism.
        What can I say, if the United States already seriously says that the Russian Federation did not affect the defeat of ISIS at all. And it’s not difficult to guess who is the loudest in this matter yelling-WE ARE POWED!
      2. Esoteric
        Esoteric 5 December 2017 15: 31 New
        +1
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Counted as a percentage of military spending on GDP
        and as a percentage of military personnel from the population.

        Do you not know? You are the leaders ... fellow
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 5 December 2017 15: 57 New
          +4
          By the two criteria that I have listed,
          Israel is in the lead. All is fair.
          This does not please me at all. sad Could live much richer and calmer.
          1. thinker
            thinker 5 December 2017 16: 59 New
            +1
            Well, do not be shy, “hit”, Israel has in this rating, a permanent residence in the first place (with a short break in second place). yes
            http://gmi.bicc.de/index.php?page=ranking-table&a
            mp; year = 1990 & sort = rank_asc
          2. nakhtigalsif
            nakhtigalsif 5 December 2017 18: 48 New
            0
            Quote: voyaka uh
            Could live much richer and calmer.

            Et yeah ... Eat and eat sweet ... This is not a kitty mine in tuches ... wassat
          3. KaPToC
            KaPToC 5 December 2017 23: 18 New
            0
            Quote: voyaka uh
            Could live much richer and calmer.

            How is Libya? Or maybe like Syria, or Iraq.
      3. dubovitskiy.1947
        dubovitskiy.1947 5 December 2017 20: 41 New
        +2
        There is another way to determine. The size of the territory on which the military bases are located, and the number of troops outside the borders of the country itself.
        The security of embassies can not be considered.
    3. KaPToC
      KaPToC 5 December 2017 23: 17 New
      +2
      Quote: Clyde Barrow
      This is almost a quarter of all expenses of the Russian budget.

      to consider budgets as a percentage is a "sneaky" deception, it is necessary to count as a percentage of the entire economy of the country.
  8. Simon
    Simon 5 December 2017 14: 55 New
    +3
    Oh yeah! Armenia in the Caucasus is already attacking everyone! laughing Very dangerous country wink
  9. Wolverine
    Wolverine 5 December 2017 15: 08 New
    +3
    As usual, a substitution of concepts occurs, the United States is cleverly encrypted and all.
    1. Esoteric
      Esoteric 5 December 2017 15: 32 New
      +4
      Quote: Wolverine
      As a usual substitution of concepts, the US cleverly encrypts

      What concepts are substituted here? belay Again, the Jews were blamed for everything ... request
      laughing lol bully
    2. AlexS
      AlexS 5 December 2017 17: 18 New
      +2
      Moreover, the substitution of concepts is encrypted not only cleverly, but also by blatant lies ...
  10. Altona
    Altona 5 December 2017 15: 12 New
    +4
    Quote: Aaron Zawi
    The question is not that they are fluffy. And then what% of GDP are forced to spend on defense and what% of the population is under arms. By the way, according to American laws, the pension of servicemen and all monetary benefits to them and their family are put into the military budget.

    -----------------------------------------
    Where to put about 300 million trunks of rifled automatic and semi-automatic weapons that are in the hands of the population in the United States and is this a sign of militarization?
    1. Black5Raven
      Black5Raven 5 December 2017 17: 25 New
      +2
      Quote: Altona
      is in the hands of the population in the United States and is this a sign of militarization?

      Is it possible to consider hunting weapons, carbines, etc., available on the hands of Russian citizens? a sign of militarization? A similar question can be asked.
      1. KaPToC
        KaPToC 5 December 2017 23: 23 New
        +1
        Quote: Black5Raven
        Is it possible to consider hunting weapons, carbines, etc., available on the hands of Russian citizens? a sign of militarization? A similar question can be asked.

        A stupid question, of course, to consider ... but the drafters of the rating did not count, as did the Navy, otherwise the United States would have secured the first place without any problems.
    2. dubovitskiy.1947
      dubovitskiy.1947 5 December 2017 20: 43 New
      +1
      Quote: Altona
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      The question is not that they are fluffy. And then what% of GDP are forced to spend on defense and what% of the population is under arms. By the way, according to American laws, the pension of servicemen and all monetary benefits to them and their family are put into the military budget.

      -----------------------------------------
      Where to put about 300 million trunks of rifled automatic and semi-automatic weapons that are in the hands of the population in the United States and is this a sign of militarization?

      This is a sign of freedom. American.
  11. Altona
    Altona 5 December 2017 15: 15 New
    +2
    Quote: Wolverine
    As usual, a substitution of concepts occurs, the United States is cleverly encrypted and all.

    ----------------------------
    USA is the most peaceful country. What are you? About an average of one military invasion per year in foreign countries to "establish democracy and overthrow tyranny." laughing laughing
  12. Romanenko
    Romanenko 5 December 2017 15: 18 New
    +4
    A good approach to determining militarization, but what about Luxembourg or the Vatican? After all, there "per capita" are also militaries oh-oh-oh-how much.
    In a word, the pin-dos again bent everything for themselves, staged an action with an idiotic poll and puffed themselves on pigeon wings, inventing the most convenient evaluation criterion.
    Well done!
    That's for sure the EMPIRE OF LIES!
    1. Black5Raven
      Black5Raven 5 December 2017 17: 26 New
      0
      Quote: Romanenko
      or the Vatican? After all, there "per capita" are also militaries oh-oh-oh-how much.

      They have Swiss serve.
      Quote: Romanenko
      In a word, the pin-dos again bent everything for themselves, staged an action with an idiotic poll and puffed themselves on pigeon wings, inventing the most convenient evaluation criterion.
      Well done!
      That's for sure the EMPIRE OF LIES!

      Petya, you .C "
  13. Dezinto
    Dezinto 5 December 2017 15: 47 New
    +1
    Switzerland, as usual, is not the case ....
  14. SCHMEL
    SCHMEL 5 December 2017 16: 26 New
    0
    According to the Bonn Institute, the places were distributed in accordance with the indicators of the so-called global military index (GMI), which, in turn, is determined by three main parameters. These are the military spending index, the personal military index, and the heavy weapons index.
    The global military index reflects how important the military apparatus is in the economic structure of a country. It considers the ratio of defense and health expenditures as a percentage of GDP, and also takes into account the ratio of heavy weapons to the total population of the state.
    Source: http://gmi.bicc.de/
    What they order overseas, they will draw repeat
  15. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 5 December 2017 17: 59 New
    +5
    I would like to occupy the first places in other ratings, and spend money on education, health care and science. But, do nothing about it. With our neighbors, the plague cannot be otherwise: just clicked on the bread slicer - they will eat it instantly without salt. If they cut each other into pieces there, they will not spare us any harm. Better grit their teeth, but they are afraid. Our country is small - half of the Moscow region by area. Nowhere to retreat. So, as the song is sung:
    We do not want war, but we will defend ourselves
    We mount defense for a reason.
    If the enemy fights, we will crush him
    Little blood, a mighty blow!
    laughing
    The song, by the way, is from the movie 1938 of the year "If tomorrow is war."
    Shibko good words have turned out Lebedev-Kumach. It was necessary for Jews - brothers Pokras to write music to them. hi
    1. MadCat
      MadCat 6 December 2017 04: 44 New
      0
      Quote: A. Privalov
      I would like to occupy the first places in other ratings, and spend money on education, health care and science. But, do nothing about it.

      it is necessary to seek more Israeli equipment to the troops, to build production, and not to close the factories. Here is the presence in the top by the number of enterprises, that's the power.
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 6 December 2017 11: 01 New
        +1
        Quote: MadCat
        Quote: A. Privalov
        I would like to occupy the first places in other ratings, and spend money on education, health care and science. But, do nothing about it.

        it is necessary to seek more Israeli equipment to the troops, to build production, and not to close the factories. Here is the presence in the top by the number of enterprises, that's the power.


        More equipment in the army is an increase in the army and the budget, and we are reducing the army and saving the budget. So, the other day, the Minister of Defense demanded an increase in the budget (they would give at best half of the requested, the country has other priorities) and reduced the service life by another month 2 from next year. There is no place to build production - it is a pity to give the land for production - nature should be protected, and there is not much skilled labor.
        The number of enterprises still does not say anything. As of September 2016, in the Russian Federation there were 5 671 909 enterprises. Is it a lot or a little? Of these, micro enterprises (up to 15 people workers, up to 120 million rubles. Income) - 5 380 768 (94,87%). Is it good or bad? These enterprises in the structure of GDP amounted to 21%. In other words, the remaining approximately 5% of enterprises gave the country 79% of GDP. Again the questions: is it good or bad? Is it a lot or a little?
        International macroeconomics is not my hobby. Well, I am sometimes interested in general indicators in the world, but no more. However, here are a few numbers:
        1. For the year, the total trade turnover of one famous country with all countries of the world amounted to 471 billion dollars.
        2. For the year, the total trade turnover of another country with all countries of the world amounted to 110 billion dollars.
        Is it still normal? One country has more, another has less, everything seems to be normal. Now, I will clarify that the first country is the Russian Federation, and the second is Israel.
        Israel is a dot on the map, a tiny country the size of half of the Moscow region, where there is no forest, no oil, no coal for sale, and 2 / 3 of the territory is a rocky desert.
        Russia is a huge country - the population is 20 times larger, the territory is 850 times larger, there are countless minerals, forests, etc., in full prosperity, and trade with the countries of the world only 4 times more? Somehow it does not look very ... What does this comparison give us? Absolutely nothing. My country has its own problems, and the Russian Federation has its own. hi
  16. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 5 December 2017 18: 50 New
    0
    There are questions to the approach to determining the most militarized countries.
    It is clear that America is a universal evil and the fiend of hell, but how can such questions arise if the article clearly indicates the aspect on which militarization was considered ...? Well, in plain text:
    The scale, as stated, is based on the level of armament and per capita military personnel.
    Challenge at least one line in their list))).
  17. Altona
    Altona 5 December 2017 21: 15 New
    0
    Quote: Black5Raven
    Is it possible to consider hunting weapons, carbines, etc., available on the hands of Russian citizens? a sign of militarization? A similar question can be asked.

    -------------------------------
    Hunting weapons in the United States generally do not fall under the laws of weapons in many states. And I emphasized precisely rifled automatic weapons. If you are talking about Russia, then we have a figure an order of magnitude smaller. We are talking about 5-10 million trunks, smooth and rifled. So your comparison is not entirely correct.
    1. KaPToC
      KaPToC 5 December 2017 23: 24 New
      +1
      Quote: Altona
      And I emphasized precisely rifled automatic weapons.

      Doesn't the tank gun count?
  18. Nemesis
    Nemesis 5 December 2017 21: 22 New
    0
    Well, they paid for the compilation of this rating from the USA, and therefore the rating was compiled according to the order and wishes of Washington ...
  19. Antares
    Antares 5 December 2017 22: 03 New
    +1
    I agree with Israel in 1st place (in the fact that Switzerland does not, disagrees)
    All ratings are biased, pure view of sports forecasts.
  20. zulusuluz
    zulusuluz 6 December 2017 07: 03 New
    0
    There are questions to the approach to determining the most militarized countries.
    What is there to think? Ordinary roulette ...
  21. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 6 December 2017 07: 38 New
    0
    It's simple, this is a message to American taxpayers to raise the military budget.
  22. mkop
    mkop 6 December 2017 08: 02 New
    0
    Quote: alstr
    Well, by the way, Israel can still be understood - all the same, they are constantly fighting and everything goes through military service / fees.
    But the rest is just questions.
    There is probably like in a joke about twice two.

    To be honest, it’s a trumpet to understand the presence of even Israel here, so much dough and military resources as the US does not have Israel. Despite all the cries of the Israelites about the invincibility of the army.
  23. Maz
    Maz 6 December 2017 11: 40 New
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Counted as a percentage of military spending on GDP
    and as a percentage of military personnel from the population.
    Therefore, the United States with a GDP of 18 trillion and a population of 330 million
    when the army of one million were so "peaceful." laughing

    Yeah, but we, Israel, have accumulated so many weapons in the mountains and deserts that we are selling as much noise. No, it would have been better.