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Belarus among Top 10 most militarized countries in 2019

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The ten countries that provided the military with markedly large amounts of resources in relation to other areas of society in 2019 are Israel, Singapore, Armenia, Cyprus, South Korea, Russia, Greece, Jordan, Belarus, and Azerbaijan, according to the report titled Global Militarisation Index (GMI) ranking from the Bonn-based International Center for Conversion. 

Belarus is ranked No 9.

The index presents the relative weight and importance of a country's military apparatus in relation to its society as a whole.

The GMI 2019 covers 154 states and is based on the latest available figures (in most cases data for 2018). The index project is financially supported by Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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