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For the first time in defense spending Europe ceded to Asia

Last year, for the first time, European countries lost to Asian countries in defense spending. This message appears in the press release of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, timed release of the report (annual) on the balance of the armed forces on a global scale.

In many respects, according to estimates of the institute, Asia is obliged to the Chinese state, whose military budget in the period from 2011 to last year has undergone changes in the direction of an increase of 8,3 percent. If we take into account the Asian region as a whole, here we can witness an increase in 4,94 percent (287,4 billion dollars).

Meanwhile, the leadership of European countries, military spending declined. Unfortunately, the source providing the information does not cite the total cost of military support in its press release. In particular, the countries of Europe that are part of NATO, since 2006, have reduced their military spending by eleven percent. In addition, the total number of troops in these countries has decreased by 2000 percent since 25. So, if 2,51 was previously a million people, now you can count no more than 1,86 a million military personnel. Almost seventy percent, according to the informer, of the military expenditures of European states are in Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Great Britain.

Last year, according to specialists and experts, the United States of America once again became the leader of defense spending, which accounts for 45,3 percent of the total world expenditure on defense. Also, military spending is rising in Latin America, North Africa, the Middle East and the Russian Federation.

The Russian state in 2011, according to estimates of the Stockholm International Institute for the Study of World Problems, spent 71,9 billions of dollars in military needs and in the overall standings for defense expenditures closed the top three. The first and second places with indicators of defense spending in 711 billion dollars and in 143 billion dollars, respectively, took the United States and China. As previously reported, in five years the Chinese state planned to double its military budget.
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  1. antiaircrafter
    antiaircrafter 19 March 2013 12: 01 New
    In Europe, it’s just that you serve someone in the army!
    Everywhere color ... black and blue.
    hence the reduction in costs.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 19 March 2013 12: 22 New
      Quote: antiaircrafter
      In Europe, it’s just that you serve someone in the army!
      Everywhere color ... black and blue.

      Yes, that's not even why there are not many people who simply want to protect their imaginary interests, democracy, freedom for 1000 kilometers from the borders of their state. The people don’t understand why risking their lives for the interests of the United States and even clips shouting with Allah Akbar help.
    2. Xunta
      Xunta 19 March 2013 13: 53 New
      Yeah, say it to the Swiss, every granny FN has a mattress there ...
      1. antiaircrafter
        antiaircrafter 19 March 2013 14: 05 New
        Their grannies and NATO are not made up.
    3. urchik
      urchik 19 March 2013 14: 57 New
      Quote: antiaircrafter
      In Europe, it’s just that you serve someone in the army!
      Everywhere color ... black and blue.

      ... so how many pope have Roman divisions? ... / STALIN /
  2. Tatarus
    Tatarus 19 March 2013 12: 08 New
    The accumulation of such a quantity of weapons in one region (APR) will sooner or later lead to the use of arsenals. Reasons for the sea. And the sea itself is the reason. And in any case, even a minor conflict can quickly flow into a global confrontation. And Russia for any to participate. I hope only politically and economically. But what to participate 200%.
  3. Sasha 19871987
    Sasha 19871987 19 March 2013 12: 10 New
    just a change of polarity, the Anglo Saxons leisurely go into second roles ...
  4. Ragnarek
    Ragnarek 19 March 2013 12: 10 New
    In Europe, no country now has a full-fledged army. The conflict in Libya and Afghanistan is a good example.
  5. cumastra1
    cumastra1 19 March 2013 13: 25 New
    Armed with a Big Yellow Soldier, Probably the Middle East is going to "pacify". Then the Americans began to fuss ...
  6. suharev-52
    suharev-52 19 March 2013 13: 47 New
    Taking into account the fact that Russia spent almost 20 years on defense and the purchase of weapons, so there is nothing surprising in such spending. It is necessary to continue the initiated rearmament. Sincerely.
  7. VadimSt
    VadimSt 19 March 2013 14: 25 New
    Quote: Ragnarek
    In Europe, no country now has a full-fledged army. The conflict in Libya and Afghanistan is a good example.

    It seems to me that you are simplifying. The last, full-fledged military conflict was in Iraq, and its results, personally, did not please me.
  8. Army1
    Army1 19 March 2013 16: 16 New
    Well, let's start with the fact that China is a bit like the USSR when the latter caught up with the states in quality and quantity of weapons, but thanks to the will of the Soviet people, it caught up and overtook them. Let's look at China, now he is trying to close the gap with a high budget.
  9. igor.borov775
    igor.borov775 19 March 2013 18: 27 New
    And there’s nothing to see now China is launching the production of only new weapons, And it will release what is being tested, He loudly announced that he has several developments not inferior to the US, Yes, and I probably agree a country with a large space program can reach many