Talk:List of countries by military expenditures

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Poland[edit]

31,5 bln USD would be like 10% of Polish GDP. In "Polish Armed Forces" article it's 9,65 bln and this is a good number


Poland budget 2009 is 24,5 bln zloty and is 6,9 bln dollar -currency online 5/4/2009 so 12 bln is fabricated

New SIPRI numbers for 2014, released today[edit]

If anyone care to replace the old numbers with the new, then go ahead. I'm not very familiar with how Wikipedia works. Article: http://www.sipri.org/media/pressreleases/2015/milex-april-2015 Fact sheet: http://books.sipri.org/product_info?c_product_id=496 - 88.90.245.52 (talk) 08:45, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Looks like it has been taken care of. Thanks! - 88.90.245.52 (talk) 13:03, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Where did Israel go?[edit]

When I google "Israel military budget," an answer comes up in the quick answer window, citing this page. Yet Israel no longer appears on this page. This seems to suggest that it existed on this page but was recently deleted, though I haven't been able to find which reversion deleted it. (I'm kind of a noob when it comes to looking through edit histories.)

I'm not sure whether this was political vandalism, and oversight, or there was some legitimate reason to delete it. Anyone want to look into this?

Update: It was deleted by an IP on the 21st, along with Australia and Iraq, from the IISS chart. There was no edit summary and deleting them appeared to be the entire edit. I since put them back in, but as there was a subsequent edit, I didn't revert.

Manybytes (talk) 07:26, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Bar charts and pie charts[edit]

Best practice would see equal weight being given to both the IISS and SIPRI, with both figures being represented in either one of the charts. Der Statistiker's edits are giving undue weight to SIPRI's figures by limiting both charts to only SIRPI and excluding the IISS. This is in violation of WP:UNDUE. Antiochus the Great (talk) 14:49, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

The pie chart is outdated anyway (2013 figures), so it should go. If you insist, I'll remove the 2013 pie chart and leave only the 2014 bar chart. That way, no accusations of WP:UNDUE can be thrown at. ;) Der Statistiker (talk) 15:45, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Ok, I've replaced the outdated 2013 SIPRI pie chart with a 2014 IISS pie chart that I've just created. That way both the SIPRI and IISS sources are represented in the charts. Der Statistiker (talk) 16:25, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for taking the time and trouble in making a new pie chart! Good job. Antiochus the Great (talk) 17:47, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

"Projection for 2045"[edit]

Is there really a need for this section? Does military spending 30 years from now really belong in an article about current military spending? If so, why limit it to 2045 instead of 2025, 2065, etc