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Top 15 Highest Spending Governments on Their Military in the World

Which countries are ranked as the highest and biggest military spenders in the whole world? It is one of the necessities and the most important priorities for any country to spend a reasonable amount of money that is enough for being a military superior country and for possessing the most powerful army that can protect the country from any attack whether it is an external or internal one. Spending a small amount of money leads to having a weak army that is unable to protect the country in case there is a war or even any other attack. It is not necessary for the highest and biggest military spenders to be ranked in the same place on the list every year. To know which countries are ranked as the biggest military spenders and to know whether your country is among them or not, take a look at the following top 15 highest spending governments on military in the world. These countries are ranked as the biggest military spenders, according to their military expenditures, by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

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15. Turkey
The total amount of money that Turkey spent in 2012 as military expenditure is $18.18 billion.
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14. Canada
Its military expenditure in 2012 is estimated to be approximately $22.60 billion.
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13. Australia
It spent around $26.11 billion on its military in 2012.
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12. South Korea
The total amount of money that it spent in 2012 on the military sector is $31.66 billion.
Brazil Top 15 Highest Spending Governments on Their Military in the World
11. Brazil
It spent about $33.14 billion in 2012 on the military sector.
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10. Italy
Italy spent about $34,00 billion in 2012 on the military sector.
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9. Germany
The total amount of money that was spent by Germany as military expenditure is $45.78 billion.
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8. India
Its military expenditure is estimated to be $47.73 billion in 2012.
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7. Saudi Arabia
The total amount of money that was spent by Saudi Arabia on its military is $56.72 billion.
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6. France
It allocated about $58.94 billion for the military sector in 2012.
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5. Japan 
Japan’s military expenditure is estimated to be $59.26 billion in 2012.
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4. United Kingdom
The total amount of money that was spent by the United Kingdom in 2012 on military sector is approximately $61.00 billion.
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3. Russia 
It allocated about $90.74 billion to be spent on its military in 2012.
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2. Peoples Republic of China 
It spent about $166.10 billion on its military in 2012 to be ranked as the 2nd biggest military spender in the world after the United States.
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1. The United States
The United States is known for spending more on the military affairs than any other country. It is ranked as the 1st military spender in the world as it spent approximately $682,478 billion in 2012.

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