Defense budgets

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In 2016, Russia allocated $69 billion to defense, which was less than half the combined spend of France ($55 billion), Britain ($48 billion) and Germany ($41 billion). Plus, many other EU countries also spend big in this area: Italy pledged $27 billion, Spain $14 billion and Poland close to $10 billion. Of course, all of these numbers paled into insignificance compared to the top dog, the US, which splashed out $611 billion last year.