Military budgets. Accounted for 37 percent of the total. The purpose of the military has typically been to aid economic objectives. List by the stockholm international peace research institute 2018 fact sheet for 2017 sipri military expenditure database.
World military spending totaled more than 16 trillion in 2015. No country worldwide comes close to matching the united states in military expenditure. In the modern era this would imply the current form of globalization which many perceive around the world to be unequal.
Global military spending reached 1739 trillion in 2017 up 11 from 2016. In 2014 us military spending reached 571 billion a huge distance ahead of second placed chinas 1294. Whether the imperial roman in the past or america today many empires seem to exhibit similar features.
In 2017 the usa spent more on its military than the next seven highest spending countries combined according to sipri. The 12 countries that spend the highest proportion of gdp on their military. A black budget is a government budget that is allocated for classified or other secret operations of a nation.
The black budget is an account expenses and spending related to military research and covert operationsthe black budget is mostly classified due to security reasons. In fiscal year 2015 military spending is projected to account for 54 percent of all federal discretionary spending a total of 5985 billion. List by the international institute for strategic studies top 15 defence budgets 2017.
The black budget can be complicated to calculate but in the united states it has been estimated to be over us50.