Special Report

Countries Spending the Most on War

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20. Namibia
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 3.00%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $401.9 million — 24th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $4,179 — 17th highest on list
> Population: 2.5 million — 22nd largest on list

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19. Ukraine
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 3.23%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $5.9 billion — 12th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $3,725 — 18th highest on list
> Population: 44.1 million — 6th largest on list

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18. Brunei
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 3.26%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $453.3 million — 23rd highest on this list
> GDP per capita $27,443 — 5th highest on list
> Population: 437,483 million — 25th largest on list

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17. Myanmar
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 3.33%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $2.1 billion — 17th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $1,468 — 23rd highest on list
> Population: 54.4 million — 4th largest on list

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16. Colombia
> 2021 military expenditure as a pct. of GDP: 3.40%
> Total 2021 military expenditure: $10.2 billion — 8th highest on this list
> GDP per capita $5,335 — 13th highest on list
> Population: 50.9 million — 5th largest on list

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