Sunday, December 18, 2005

Can America and the developed/devoloping world work together for humanity?

In a nucleur age - transnational wars are almost null. We now deal with international organizations using violence to perpetuate their cause. If we are to eliminate terror - we will need the help of every nation. That means giving ALL humans should have their Universal Human Rights defended by the United Nations. It has long past time we made this a reality for the entire planet.

Global Military Expenditures

Global military expenditures currently exceed $809 billion.

The top military spenders (2004) are:

United States $466 Billion
China $65
Russia $50
France $46.5
Japan $44.7
Germany $38.8
United Kingdom $31.7
South Korea $28.8

Italy $20.2


For approximately 30% of Annual World Military Expenditures ($950 billion), all of the following could be accomplished***:

  • Eliminate Starvation and Malnutrition ($19 billion)
  • Provide Shelter ($21 billion)
  • Remove Landmines ($4 billion)
  • Build Democracy ($3 billion)
  • Eliminate Nuclear Weapons ($7 billion)
  • Refugee Relief ($5 billion)
  • Eliminate Illiteracy ($5 billion)
  • Provide Clean, Safe Water ($10 billion)
  • Provide Health Care and AIDS Control ($21 billion)
  • Stop Deforestation ($7 billion)
  • Prevent Global Warming ($8 billion)
  • Stabilize Population ($10.5 billion)
  • Prevent Acid Rain ($8 billion)
  • Provide Clean, Safe Energy: Energy Efficiency ($33 billion), Renewable Energy ($17 billion)
  • Stop Ozone Depletion ($5 billion)
  • Prevent Soil Erosion ($24 billion)
  • Retire Developing Nations Debt ($30 billion)

***For more information - information on individual nations ( CIA Factbook )

Sources: Center for Defense Information, Council for a Livable World, International Institute for Strategic Studies, US State Department, US Central Intelligence Agency

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