Google Visualizes The Global Arms Trade In A Interactive Map

Posted on Aug 9 2012 - 5:29am by Editorial Staff

Almost every other day we say we want peace, but at what extend are we really trying for that, in real it’s like we are playing the game of hook or crook. For decades, the Peace Research Institute Oslo has analyzed customs data for weapons across the globe, pointing towards which countries are buying and selling arms and ammunition. Me, You and even almost everyone eager to know what the real number is behind. Google recently took the hard numbers and turned them into an interactive map, telling that which and how much countries are spending. Google and the Igarape Institute explain the tool and some major data gaps in this PDF, but the interactive map are both easy to understand and fascinating.

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