Interaction Between Political Variables and Military Expenditures
|Change in military Spending|
|from 1985 to 1990 1/||Rating||Military|
|Lower No Change Higher||(3-1)/(1+2+3)||1990|
|(By number of countries)||(In percent)||(In billion $)|
|Countries at War|
|Countries not at war|
|Transition countries 3/||6||2||3||−27.3||21.3|
|Post 1990 transition countries||9||3||3||−40.0||18.6|
The no change designation means that the ratio of military expenditures to GDP increased or decreased by less than 10 percent.
Countries that were socialist prior to 1985.
Countires that changed categories from 1983-1989.
Countires that introduced democratic reforms from 1990-1992 or are in the process of introducing democratic reforms.