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“Get Connected” Paper #1 Chapter 1: Question on the Scope of Government in America By: Alexander Calder POS-101: Introduction to American Government Due: February 23, 2007
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Calder 2 Introduction: This get connected exercise is a question dealing with different governments spending on National defense. This will be examined by comparing military expenditures as a percentage of gross domestic product for several democratic countries with advanced economies—the United States, Canada, Japan, Finland, France, and Belgium. These countries are considered World powers. All have high incomes and are highly respected countries. The following numbers are each countries military expenditures for 2005 (Taken from CIA.gov): United States: Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 4.06% (FY03 est.) (2005 est.) Canada: Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.1% (2003) Japan: Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1% (2005 est.) Finland: Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 2% (FY98/99) France: Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 2.6% FY06 (2005 est.) Belgium: Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.3% (2003) These figures represent   spending on defense programs for the most recent year
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