This list of countries by Global Militarization Index is based on the 2017 Global Militarization Index of the
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Global Militarization Index

The Global Militarization Index (GMI) depicts the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of one state in relation to its society as a whole. For this, the GMI uses a number of indicators to represent the degree of militarization of a country: * Military Expenditure Index Score: comparison of military expenditure with its gross domestic product (GDP) and its health expenditure (as share of its GDP); * People Index Score: contrast between the total number of (para)military forces with the number of physicians, and the overall population; * Heavy Weapons Index Score: ratio of the number of heavy weapons available and the overall population.


See also

Arms industry The arms industry, also known as the arms trade, is a global industry classification, industry which manufacturing, manufactures and sells weapons and military technology, and is a major component of the military–industrial complex. It consists ...
Military budget A military budget (or military expenditure), also known as a defense budget A budget is a financial plan for a defined accounting period, period, often one year. It may also include planned sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities, costs ...



External links

Global Militarization Index website
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