List of countries by Global Militarization Index

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Mapped results by country, where dark shades show a higher GMI

The list of countries by Global Militarization Index is based on Bonn International Center for Conversion, with the latest data for the year 2014.

Global Militarization Index[edit]

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 home a number of indicators to represent the degree of militarization of a country:[1]

  • comparison of military expenditure with its gross domestic product (GDP);
  • comparison of military expenditure with its health expenditure;
  • contrast between the total number of (para)military forces with the number of physicians, and the overall population;
  • ratio of the number of heavy weapons available and the overall population.

Note: there is no reliable data on military spending, number of armed forces, and number of heavy weapons systems on North Korea. This makes a calculation of its level of militarization impossible although it is possible that it would top the list.


List[edit]

Rank Country/Territory GMI Value Military Expenditure Index Score Military Personal Index Score Heavy Weapons Index Score
1  Israel 890 5.86 5.98 3.50
2  Singapore 868 5.67 6.17 3.21
3  Armenia 836 5.84 5.88 2.90
4  Jordan 808 5.60 5.45 3.19
5  Korea, Republic of 801 5.41 5.86 2.88
6  Russia 795 5.79 5.06 3.22
7  Cyprus 794 5.25 5.58 3.23
8  Azerbaijan 786 5.85 5.29 2.82
9  Kuwait 772 5.76 4.91 3.10
10  Greece 772 5.24 5.32 3.20
11  Brunei 769 5.77 5.23 2.71
12  Belarus 761 4.98 5.63 3.01
13  Oman 751 6.61 4.15 2.72
14  Algeria 743 5.90 4.92 2.55
15  Bahrain 739 5.82 4.36 3.15
16  Mongolia 738 4.90 5.24 3.17
17  Saudi Arabia 735 6.49 3.91 2.86
18  Vietnam 728 5.37 5.39 2.42
19  Lebanon 728 5.76 4.28 3.13
20  Morocco 720 5.69 5.02 2.37
21  Finland 718 4.96 5.15 2.93
22  Ukraine 716 5.52 4.85 2.65
23  Turkey 716 5.37 4.93 2.73
24  United Arab Emirates 713 6.04 3.87 3.06
25  Estonia 706 5.31 4.84 2.73
26  Egypt 705 5.21 4.99 2.67
27  Iran 700 5.35 4.95 2.50
28  Bulgaria 690 5.09 5.19 2.40
29  United States of America 683 5.40 4.39 2.79
30  Portugal 682 5.14 5.09 2.33
31  Angola 679 6.01 4.14 2.38
32  Serbia 677 5.24 4.57 2.68
33  Yemen 671 5.77 4.10 2.54
34  Romania 667 5.05 4.62 2.69
35  Chile 665 5.23 4.65 2.45
36  Thailand 664 5.19 4.95 2.19
37  Iraq 664 5.80 3.88 2.64
38  Norway 658 4.94 4.65 2.64
39  Myanmar 656 6.07 4.22 1.92
40  Peru 651 5.08 4.90 2.16
41  Mauritania 648 5.81 4.16 2.15
42  Chad 648 6.18 4.02 1.91
43  Congo, Republic of 647 6.04 3.83 2.23
44  Namibia 645 5.76 4.08 2.23
45  Sri Lanka 644 5.58 4.51 1.96
46  Cambodia 643 5.12 4.58 2.35
47  Denmark 642 4.90 4.42 2.71
48  Macedonia 638 4.99 4.24 2.75
49  Botswana 637 5.31 3.97 2.69
50  Ecuador 634 5.44 4.59 1.89
51  Montenegro 634 5.19 4.39 2.34
52  Malaysia 626 5.21 4.40 2.20
53   Switzerland 625 4.55 4.48 2.77
54  Pakistan 619 5.77 3.82 2.14
55  Kyrgyzstan 618 5.62 3.46 2.62
56  Guinea-Bissau 616 5.23 4.15 2.30
57  Georgia 615 5.29 3.73 2.65
58  Colombia 613 5.60 4.55 1.50
59  France 606 5.21 3.93 2.41
60  Paraguay 605 5.01 4.93 1.59
61  Slovenia 605 4.76 4.27 2.50
62  Uruguay 601 5.09 3.76 2.63
63  Lithuania 600 4.70 4.52 2.25
64  United Kingdom 594 5.24 3.84 2.31
65  Hungary 594 4.72 4.39 2.28
66  Afghanistan 592 4.92 4.39 2.06
67  Australia 592 5.10 3.75 2.50
68  Poland 591 5.25 3.57 2.51
69  Gabon 589 5.16 3.88 2.29
70  Burundi 584 5.23 4.42 1.60
71  Bolivia 584 5.09 4.14 2.02
72  Austria 579 4.54 4.46 2.18
73  South Sudan 578 6.51 0.00 1.45
74  Croatia 578 5.09 3.53 2.55
75  Brazil 578 4.98 4.52 1.67
76  Fiji 577 5.04 4.84 1.28
77  Tunisia 574 5.20 3.66 2.26
78  El Salvador 572 4.85 4.39 1.85
79  Kazakhstan 570 4.98 3.44 2.65
80  Italy 568 5.01 3.92 2.11
81  Honduras 565 4.92 4.63 1.45
82  Latvia 563 5.05 4.11 1.82
83  India 560 5.50 3.93 1.50
84  Venezuela 558 5.03 3.78 2.09
85  Moldova 557 4.05 4.40 2.44
86  Laos 556 4.17 4.80 1.91
87  China 550 5.33 3.55 1.92
88    Nepal 550 5.09 4.11 1.59
89  Equatorial Guinea 546 5.01 3.44 2.29
90  Guinea 543 5.76 3.31 1.64
91  Indonesia 543 4.90 4.39 1.41
92  Spain 540 4.72 3.74 2.21
93  Belgium 536 4.71 3.71 2.19
94  Canada 535 4.71 3.66 2.24
95  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 534 5.41 3.66 1.51
96  Slovakia 530 4.79 3.26 2.48
97  Germany 529 4.84 3.53 2.15
98  Rwanda 528 4.77 3.98 1.75
99  Zambia 526 5.27 3.43 1.78
100  Sweden 523 4.86 2.93 2.66
101  Netherlands 521 4.81 3.40 2.20
102  Bosnia and Herzegovina 521 4.80 3.33 2.28
103  New Zealand 519 4.88 3.49 2.02
104  Guyana 512 4.94 3.86 1.48
105  Togo 512 5.07 3.55 1.66
106  Tanzania 511 4.96 3.85 1.47
107  Nicaragua 510 4.56 3.26 2.45
108  Philippines 510 5.02 3.82 1.43
109  Guatemala 508 4.33 4.38 1.53
110  South Africa 508 4.86 3.28 2.10
111  Czech Republic 507 4.84 3.11 2.28
112  Senegal 505 5.20 3.52 1.48
113  Japan 505 4.72 3.51 1.96
114  Ethiopia 504 4.67 3.74 1.77
115  Argentina 498 4.82 3.16 2.12
116  Luxembourg 496 4.34 3.25 2.48
117  Ireland 493 4.32 3.69 2.03
118  Libya 484 6.09 2.83 0.99
119  Cote D'Ivoire 483 5.19 3.57 1.14
120  Mexico 482 4.60 3.80 1.50
121  Cameroon 481 5.05 3.36 1.46
122  Bangladesh 474 5.11 3.24 1.44
123  Mozambique 471 4.85 2.96 1.94
124  Tajikistan 469 4.89 3.16 1.67
125  Kenya 465 5.26 2.91 1.50
126  Dominican Republic 463 4.60 3.79 1.25
127  Benin 460 4.94 3.32 1.34
128  Zimbabwe 445 3.51 4.01 1.87
129  Lesotho 445 5.20 3.38 0.81
130  Mali 440 5.02 3.14 1.17
131  Burkina Faso 436 4.99 3.18 1.10
132  Belize 431 4.92 4.29 0.00
133  Mauritius 418 4.05 3.25 1.75
134  Jamaica 413 4.76 3.39 0.82
135  Niger 410 4.85 3.27 0.80
136  Ghana 410 4.67 2.99 1.26
137  Madagascar 406 4.68 3.16 1.04
138  Nigeria 403 4.39 3.00 1.45
139  Seychelles 394 5.00 3.71 0.00
140  Uganda 392 3.23 3.62 1.83
141  Malawi 379 4.73 3.07 0.71
142  Timor-Leste 365 4.95 3.38 0.00
143  Malta 365 4.44 3.88 0.00
144  Albania 364 4.88 3.43 0.00
145  Trinidad and Tobago 357 4.77 3.46 0.00
146  Sierra Leone 357 4.41 3.81 0.00
147  Cape Verde 350 4.57 3.56 0.00
148  Gambia 348 5.14 2.96 0.00
149  Liberia 322 4.55 3.19 0.00
150  Papua New Guinea 283 4.60 2.62 0.00
151  Iceland 179 3.46 2.39 0.00
152  Swaziland 137 5.27 0.00 0.00

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Militarization Index" (PDF). 2013 Fact Sheet. Retrieved 6 June 2014.