This map layer present the tendencies in militarisation, i.e. the increase and decrease of the level of militarisation (index from 0–1000) of all available countries from 1990 to 2017, classified in four categories.
This layer cannot show data for many countries that were either partitioned or newly formed during between 1990 and 2017.
The Global Militarisation Index (GMI) of the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) defines militarisation in quantitative terms as those means and capacities provided to the state armed forces. When generating the Index, data sets, such as military expenditures as share of GDP or military expenditures compared to health expenditures have been used. It thus depicts the relative weight and significance of the military apparatus of a state in relation to its society as a whole.