[Qataku.com] 10 Countries by Military Spending 2021– A country’s military is a valuable asset. The military is responsible for enforcing domestic and foreign policies as well as protecting its population. National security is viewed as a government duty, and includes the protection of citizens, the economy, and the institutions of the country. National security is critical, and it necessitates enormous sums to construct and sustain – this is referred to as military spending. The entire global military expenditure in 2020 is expected to be over $1.981 trillion.
Military size varies greatly per country, and is normally proportional to each country’s size and military needs. Unsurprisingly, China, India, and the United States have the largest armed forces. The bulk of the world’s nations have militaries, with only 36 countries lacking one. Many countries require military service.
The United States spends the most on defense. Its military spending comprises the normal activities of the Department of Defense, war spending, nuclear weapons, overseas military assistance, and other Pentagon-related spending. The United States spent $778 billion on defense in 2020, more than the next nine highest-spending countries combined.
10 Countries by Military Spending 2021:
The ten countries with the largest military spending are as follows:
- The United States of America ($778 billion)
- China (estimated at $252 billion)
- India (72.9 billion USD)
- Russian Federation ($61.7 billion)
- UK ($59.2 billion)
- Saudi Arabia (estimated $57.5 billion)
- Germany (52.8 billion)
- France (52.7 billion)
- Japan (49.1 billion USD)
- South Korea (about $45.7 billion)
Source : https://worldpopulationreview.com