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What Is the Relationship Between the Economy and the Military?

2008.November.22

Has anyone else noticed that after the US, whose defense spending outpaces the rest of the world combined – the next two largest single-nation economies in the world are former Axis Powers with exceptionally limited military power?

Germany has only been allowed to involve itself in international affairs since reunification, back in 1990.

Japan is only this decade beginning to take a role outside its own borders, and that hasn’t gone so well.

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