European NATO Member Countries NOT Spending 2% of their GDP on Defense
Below is a map and table detailing Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expenditures of NATO member countries. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was founded in 1949 as an political association mainly to stop the spread of Communism throughout the world and contain the expansion of the United Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). NATO currently has 39 member countries with several more European countries seeking admission.
NATO member countries voluntarily agreed to pay 2% of their GDP toward defense. Unfortunately, only five member nations spent what they pledged in 2016.
NOTE: There are two North American countries that are members of NATO (United States and Canada). The United States spent 3.6% of its GDP on defense while Canada only spent 1%. Both countries are included in the table below.
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