Arms Sales: USA vs Russia

U.S. and USSR/Russian arms sales from 1950 through 2017. The underlying data comes from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute's Arms Transfers Database. Units are expressed in trend indicator values (TIV). Each dot on the map = one TIV. Visualization by Will Geary (@wgeary).

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+2 1. mwak commented 317 days ago

It's nicely done but misses the total volumes to get a better idea.
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+1 2. thundersnow commented 317 days ago

And a bonus is the accompanying music fitting to that time period, I liked that. :)
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+2 3. Judge-Jake commented 317 days ago

I liked it most when it stopped but the music continued :)
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+1 4. thundersnow commented 317 days ago

#3 Silly! ;)
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+2 5. camoga commented 317 days ago

Great Vid, interesting to see the present state of the countries that each power was selling arms to.
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+1 6. RobertTusk commented 314 days ago

The main purpose of NATO is to compel member countries to hand over 2% of their GDP to US arms manufacturers.