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Military Spending vs Population Graph - Note Axis of Evil


The U.S. has about 5% of the world’s population, yet the U.S. accounts for about 50% of global military spending. China and India, two countries with the potential to dominate global economics, have 37% of the population but only account for 9% of global military spending. Such a disproportionate relationship begs the question, has the U.S. lost its ability to persuade with reason and to lead by example?

History shows that fortunes are made and lost, world powers come and go, vast empires rise and fall, and civilizations flourish—only to disappear. Time is a powerful equalizer. The Scottish jurist and historian, Sir Alex Fraser Tytler, said in 1810, “The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.”

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