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See How Russia and Ukraine Military Spending Compares to the World

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20. Netherlands
> Military spending, 2020: $12.6 billion (1.4% of GDP)
> Military and paramilitary personnel: 41,000 (0.4% of labor force)
>Total population: 17,441,139

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19. Poland
> Military spending, 2020: $13.0 billion (2.2% of GDP)
> Military and paramilitary personnel: 189,000 (1.0% of labor force)
>Total population: 37,950,802

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18. Iran
> Military spending, 2020: $15.8 billion (2.2% of GDP)
> Military and paramilitary personnel: 650,000 (2.4% of labor force)
>Total population: 83,992,953

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17. Spain
> Military spending, 2020: $17.4 billion (1.4% of GDP)
> Military and paramilitary personnel: 199,000 (0.9% of labor force)
>Total population: 47,351,567

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16. Turkey
> Military spending, 2020: $17.7 billion (2.8% of GDP)
> Military and paramilitary personnel: 512,000 (1.5% of labor force)
>Total population: 84,339,067

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