Priorities and Realities

Global Military Expenditures 2002

Global military expenditures currently exceed $800 BILLION.

The top military spenders are:

United States $343.2 billion
Russia* $60
China* $42
Japan $40.4
United Kingdom $34
Saudi Arabia $27.2
France $25.3
Germany $21
Brazil $17.9
India $15.6
Italy $15.5
South Korea $11.8

* Based on 2000 funding (most recent year available)
 

Global Priorities

For approximately 30% of Annual World Military Expenditures (~$810 billion), all of the following could be accomplished:

Eliminate Starvation and Malnutrition ($19 billion)
Provide Shelter ($21 billion)
Remove Landmines ($4 billion)
Build Democracy ($3 billion)
Eliminate Nuclear Weapons ($7 billion)
Refugee Relief ($5 billion)
Eliminate Illiteracy ($5 billion)
Provide Clean, Safe Water ($10 billion)
Provide Health Care and AIDS Control ($21 billion)
Stop Deforestation ($7 billion)
Prevent Global Warming ($8 billion)
Stabilize Population ($10.5 billion)
Prevent Acid Rain ($8 billion)
Provide Clean, Safe Energy: Energy Efficiency ($33 billion), Renewable
Energy ($17 billion)
Stop Ozone Depletion ($5 billion)
Prevent Soil Erosion ($24 billion)
Retire Developing Nations Debt ($30 billion)

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