Accession Number:

ADA207965

Title:

Long-Term Economic and Military Trends, 1950-2010

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1989-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

In this study, prepared for the Future Security Environment Working Group of the Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy, certain global economic and military trends are estimated for the period from 1950 through 2010. These trends are summarized for 15 countries in terms of three major indicators gross national product GNP, annual military spending, and accumulation of military capital stocks. The 15 countries are the United States, the Soviet Union, Japan, China, West Germany, the United Kingdom, France, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Egypt, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. These countries currently produce more than two-thirds of the global product. The time series estimates for each of three indicators are intended to be internally consistent over time and among the 15 countries. Clearly, this aim can, at best, be only roughly approximated because of fundamental limitations associated with both the data the estimation methods.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE