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Global Military spending 2020

The United States spends more on defense than the next 10 countries combined

View more details on global military expenditure from SIPRI here

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Source: SIPRI Military Expenditure Database
 
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alex Alex Damianou
Any else surprised to see which 3 countries in the world spend $0 on defense according to this dataset?

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alex Alex Damianou
Three $0 defense spenders: 1) Costa Rica dissolved its army in 1948 after a short but bloody internal conflict, with the decision incorporated into the country’s constitution.; 2) In 1990, Panama followed suit, dismantling its army after the American invasion to remove the country’s military dictator, Manuel Noriega.; 3) NATO membership seems to be enough for Iceland as different member states take turns guarding their air space.