Why Do Countries spend their money on Military and weapons instead of science medicine and spatial discoveries?

Countries spend too much of their money on military army and weapons they even produce and sell weapons to Terrorist organizations like ISIS etc.. Where do the terrorist organizations get their weapon from of course from countries from USA from russia china turkey etc. ISIS and other Terrorist organizations don't have weapon factories that produce weapons they get their weapons from countries People are dumb Why don't we put aside our animosities and become united? We are all humans right we are all sons and daughters of Mother eve and Father adam World surely be a so much better place if countires didn't spend their money on stupid things like military weapons etc.. instead of Science Medicine and spatial discoveries.. I don't get it Why do countries spend their money on Military instead of Science Medicine and Spatial discoveries?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • Religion.
    Fascism/Conservatism.
    Corporations.

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Most Helpful Guy

  • people feel good killing others.

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What Girls Said 2

  • Because it is a business. War is business and as a b usiness it involves millions an dmillions of $$$$$$ and also since humans are aggressive better spend it on wars

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  • Humans are aggressive, belligerant and fight over resources.

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    • 2mo

      also people are dumb they don't use their mind we should become united we aren't enemies

    • 2mo

      I agree. We should fight our base nature by using our intelligence.

    • 2mo

      yess madam

What Guys Said 19

  • Governments need to provide care for their own needy AND protect their citizenry from enemies.

    "People are dumb Why don't we put aside our animosities and become united?" Well because for as long as there have been bullies, mankind has always chosen greed and dominance over just deciding to get along.

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  • Because other countries do it too and they can't agree to all stop doing it at the same time. Other reasons are providing jobs for the youth (this is common in Arab countries) and to subsidize research (this is common in Western countries). Weapons that terrorists use tend to be used by police forces as well so they wouldn't disappear in a demilitarized world and represent a tiny fraction of military spending anyway. by the way, in most countries spending on healthcare and education dwarfs spending on the military.

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  • i think you need to change your opinion on this. the Belgian military receives not enough money annually, as a result 1/10 soldiers is not trained correctly. they do not have battle tanks, only lightly armored vehicles for mechanized infantry. the air force is a mess, they had to buy secondhand jet fighters from the US or else they would be thrown out of the NATO. i dont know the status of the navy but im betting they are not doing better than the army and and air force. the military complains yearly that they dont get enough money from the government but the government keeps cutting their budget. it does not look good for them or for our national security.

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  • We use it for adjusting balance of international payments. Sometimes, we need to buy those we dont really need and we saw soldiers are trash but we still need to support them cause we dont know what they can do in society, at least, they can spend money in the society tho they are trash.

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  • Because the freedom to work on those other areas stem from having standing armies to defend that freedom in the first place. If we can't protect the environment we build, then it's all for nothing.

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    • 2mo

      There's always going to be people that want to take what you have.

  • Because the leaders of the world aren't interested in progress. They're interested in money, resources, and power. All the problems in the world could be solved over time if humanity would put aside differences, break down barriers, and come together as one global community. War could end and as a race we could work on developing technology to find sustainable renewable clean energy and a solution to world hunger. In my opinion there's no limit to what humanity could achieve as one united people. The only problem left is over population. As advanced as we are already, united we could probably find a way to populate Mars, solving our population problem. There are many unknowns currently, but if the human race united, I believe technological advancements would happen at a pace like never before. But, while all this could be happening, we're too concerned with money and who's god is the right god to bother with it. Completely pathetic.

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    • 2mo

      great bro I totally concur with you you're so smart

  • Because countries aren't perfect or well enough integrated and there are countries and groups out there with troublesome leaders. Isis and various extreme and power hungry muslims in the past warring tribes in africa , noth korea.
    but some of it the military spends on there own R&D and that benifits society ie starting the internet , kevlar and improving plane design greatly.

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  • Because they're NATO members and are pushed to spend more on arms.

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  • Because medicine and discoveries aren't always so profitable. Life is not so simple. When one country has a military, EVERY country needs a military.

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  • Because the military is the only thing that deters their enemies from attacking and taking over the country

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qqARrbi1h8
    this sums it up pretty good

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  • They do, but we never hear about it. Like North Korea, they do still spend money on foreign medication and goods, but military stuff is so expensive and we hear about it more

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  • Why countries spend so much money on military? Because thats the life son, "Invade or be invaded" you gotta be strong if you dont want to be invaded, or if you want to be a country which is highly respected by others.

    Well Turkiye spends so much money on Military thats right, due to last researches we are the 1st country which spent a lot of money on Military this year. Thats because we have Terrorism going on, in our country for about 40 years and just 1 months ago Turkish Army got into Syria to fight against ISIS, we are not the country which sells weapons to ISIS actually lol.

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  • Because people would rather kill then help each other grow

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  • The answer is very simple. National security is the No 1 concern for all the countries. And National security can never be compromised at any cost.

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  • Most countries have very reasonable military expenses, only the USA is way off.

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  • The military has advanced science. A better question is why do first world countries invade third world countries and waste huge amounts of weapons.

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  • Because ones that haven't got overrun. And that still happens today.

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  • Because, war is a racket that's why.

    See here: www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html

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    • 2mo

      nice article thanks bro

    • 2mo

      Medicine and non-military security are rackets too and many countries spend significantly less on their militaries than the US does, so war being a racket doesn't explain it.

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