GDP spendings

Posted by EMKLI on 22 November 2018 in English (English)


As I'm working on the history of Nordurland, I wondered about some assumptions I've made about the period of the totalitarian dictatorship which the country went through. I imagined that Nordurland used the most possible amount of its GDP for military purposes - so much that it was close to financial breakdown after 35 years, with a poor and undereducated population, strictly monitored by the security service.

Now I would like to ask for your opinion: how much would this be for a nation that big, quite rich in resources (oil, coal, uranium), probably around 20'000'000 to 50'000'000 people, with ridicculously large military forces. I assumed around 50% GDP. But could it be more? Or is this even too much?

Comment from EMKLI on 22 November 2018 at 10:51

Well, I just found some statistics from the world bank. It seems that 50% is waaaaaaay to much.

World Bank Statistics

It seems that even 20% is quite a lot.

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Comment from zhenkang on 22 November 2018 at 10:54

I can only think you can read up on NK or the Soviet Union for estimates, though it will be better to look at North Korea. As far as I know, NK's economy is heavily dependent on the military, of course thanks to Kim Jong Il's Songun policy.

Should we have diplomatic relations between Pretanic Faction State and Nordurland? Military alliances, embassies etc.

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Comment from Rustem Pasha on 22 November 2018 at 11:52

I suggest study Third Reich budget (before the war) because the population is quite similar therefore it would serve better analogy. Also Nordurland would stand better economically due to vast undergroud resources than North Korea so it can replace the industry factor from Nazi Germany. For example in 1936 the military expendature exceeded 10% of GDP so the higher percentage is possible probably only during the war. Also Nazis spent much money than the government revenues were, the same situation can justify crisis after the fall of dictatorship in Nordurland or even the crisis can be the reason of the fall.

For general overview how the whole economy in Nordurland might look I strongly recommend this article.

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Comment from zhenkang on 22 November 2018 at 12:31

Honestly NK has also quite a vast amount of resources, which is why NK was intially better than SK after the Korean War. However, it did not tap on all of it, like the rare earth elements. Poor financial planning also didnt help the elusive nation.

As for Antigo, I believe we actually have a wide range of resources. Thanks to some help from Suria we get the expertise for industries. I think our GDP should be slightly better than RW Nk.

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Comment from Portopolis on 26 November 2018 at 17:22

33% is the highest I have seen for any country.

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