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Subject:  Defense, Non-Defense, and Total Spending Date:  12/5/2012  4:40 PM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  658451 of 843905

See if you notice any trends.


  Year     Non-Defense % GDP  Defense % GDP  Total % GDP  GDP (billions)  Defense  Non-Defense    Total
1940 7.5% 2.3% 9.8% 96.8 2,230 7,238 9,468
1941 5.8% 6.1% 12.0% 114.1 6,995 6,658 13,653
1942 6.2% 18.1% 24.3% 144.3 26,159 8,978 35,137
1943 6.4% 37.1% 43.6% 180.3 66,975 11,580 78,555
1944 5.9% 37.8% 43.6% 209.2 79,017 12,287 91,304
1945 4.4% 37.5% 41.9% 221.4 83,075 9,637 92,712
1946 4.5% 20.3% 24.8% 222.6 45,146 10,086 55,232
1947 6.6% 8.2% 14.8% 233.2 19,152 15,344 34,496
1948 5.5% 6.1% 11.6% 256.6 15,562 14,202 29,764
1949 7.0% 7.3% 14.3% 271.3 19,749 19,086 38,835
1950 7.3% 8.3% 15.6% 273.1 22,558 20,004 42,562
1951 5.1% 9.1% 14.2% 320.2 29,092 16,422 45,514