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The Growth of Militarism and Its Cost

  • A. Coskun Samli
Chapter

As the gap widens between haves and have-nots widens, which is primarily the outcome of the greed factor, globalization further accelerates this situation. A borderless world and freely flowing communications should be the ideals of every optimist. However, unchecked and undirected, freely flowing communications and trade are making a few extremely rich and powerful. This situation, as partially discussed in Chapter 1, is forcing those who are feeling insecure and frustrated to get together and present a common, but hostile, front to the outside world which they think is taking advantage of them. Such hostile divisions have been the foundations of many wars. Between the 1930s and 1990s, approximately 125 wars and conflicts occurred mostly in the third world with about 40 million casualties. During the last decade of the 20th century, there were even more accelerated military activities.

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Keywords

World Country Cultural Trait Military Expenditure Military Spending Greed Factor 
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© Springer-Verlag New York 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of North FloridaJacksonvilleUSA

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