The ten countries with the highest military expenditures in one year (latest figures) are:

The United States ($778 billion)

China ($252 billion [estimated])

India ($72.9 billion)

Russia ($61.7 billion)

United Kingdom ($59.2 billion)

Saudi Arabia ($57.5 billion [estimated])

Germany ($52.8 billion)France ($52.7 billion)

Japan ($49.1 billion)

South Korea ($45.7 billion)

Grand Total: US$ 1481.60 billion

And it is adding year after year contributing to worldwide poverty, escalating refugee numbers, countless deaths of fellow human beings for the sake of “nationalism and patriotism”, and environmental catastrophe.-Promod Puri

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