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   United States, despite the cuts in military spending during Barack Obama presidency, remains the military leader of enourmous size, though US military expenditures share in GDP relatively low, compared to some countries (Middle East in particular, as shown on ranking gadget).

Explore the country and regional trends on historical line chart by selecting the country in the ranking list or easily identify countries, which increase the military expenditures share in GDP, on the world map and the barchart at the page bottom. Such increases sometimes may precede military conflicts (e.g., look at the Georgia 2007 or Ukraine 2013).

Observe countries military spending with SIPRI military expenditures data and Knoema visual gadgets.

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