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BIG NUMBERS... THE QUIZ

when was hieroshima? 6.8.1945

how many casualities? killing 210,000 people immediately and condemning hundreds of thousands more to prolonged, inhumanly painful radiation sickness

when did the uk, france and china became nuclear powers? in 1953 Great Britain, in 1964 France and the People's Republic of China joined the nuclear club -- the same five nations in the United Nations Security Council that were the only ones that could confirm their special status by using their vetoes

how much was the world annual expendure of arms in the cold war? global military spending reached a peak in 1985 with $1.2 trillion and declined from $1.2 trillion in 1985 to $809 billion in 1998

how much is the world annual expendure of arms? almost one trillion us dollars. the combined military spending of first world countries was slightly higher than the aggregate foreign debt of all low-income countries and account for about 75 per cent of world military spending but only 16 per cent of world population.

how much of it by the usa? ca half of it, $446 billion, incl. $49.1 billion for the Afghan and Iraq wars, or $41.1 billion for Homeland Security funding), more than $150 billion dollars more than 2000, 6 times larger than the Russian budget, the second largest spender, more than 30 times as large as the combined spending of the seven “rogue” states (Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria) who spent $13 billion, more than the combined spending of the next fourteen nations.

how much by the uk? $49 billion, which is 5 percent of the worlds spending, from $30 billion bevor 9/11. the uk, and the other close allies of the usa accounted for some two thirds to three-quarters of all military spending

how much do the united nations spend for the world/ each of the worlds inhabitants? $10 billion/ 1.70, which is 1.5% of the world’s military spending. for over a decade, the UN has faced a debilitating financial crisis and it has been forced to cut back on important programs in all areas== BIG NUMBERS... THE QUIZ ==

when was hieroshima? 6.8.1945

how many casualities? killing 210,000 people immediately and condemning hundreds of thousands more to prolonged, inhumanly painful radiation sickness

when did the uk, france and china became nuclear powers? in 1953 Great Britain, in 1964 France and the People's Republic of China joined the nuclear club -- the same five nations in the United Nations Security Council that were the only ones that could confirm their special status by using their vetoes

how much was the world annual expendure of arms in the cold war? global military spending reached a peak in 1985 with $1.2 trillion and declined from $1.2 trillion in 1985 to $809 billion in 1998

how much is the world annual expendure of arms? almost one trillion us dollars. the combined military spending of first world countries was slightly higher than the aggregate foreign debt of all low-income countries and account for about 75 per cent of world military spending but only 16 per cent of world population.

how much of it by the usa? ca half of it, $446 billion, incl. $49.1 billion for the Afghan and Iraq wars, or $41.1 billion for Homeland Security funding), more than $150 billion dollars more than 2000, 6 times larger than the Russian budget, the second largest spender, more than 30 times as large as the combined spending of the seven rogue states (Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria) who spent $13 billion, more than the combined spending of the next fourteen nations.

how much by the uk? $49 billion, which is 5 percent of the worlds spending, from $30 billion bevor 9/11. the uk, and the other close allies of the usa accounted for some two thirds to three-quarters of all military spending

how much do the united nations spend for the world/ each of the worlds inhabitants? $10 billion/ 1.70, which is 1.5% of the worlds military spending. for over a decade, the UN has faced a debilitating financial crisis and it has been forced to cut back on important programs in all areas