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?