Most of us are from the UK because this is a UK based Forum; although there are a good deal of Americans and Canadians here too.
Yeah; if you ask me a Military Budget below 15% GNP is absurd
What the problem is; if we're going to turn this into a Political Debate; is that we're living in Capitalist Societies. How many people here hate the Privatized Railway System? The Privatized Mail System? The Privatized Airtransport System? The Privatized Companies? The Privatized Services? The Privatized land systems. Even damned jobs are Privatized!
What we need; is a system where everything is owned by the government: no politics at all - just a nice Military System based on Meritocracy, War-Communism and good old Oligarchy. Damn the Free-Market - bring in a Command-Economy. We make what we need; it is rationed according to ability, work done and effort - the rest is used in exterior trade in order to power a greater economy.
Long live the Emperor!