Matters of Scale - Who Dominates the World?
Number of people employed by the United Nations
Number of people employed at Disney World and Disney Land
Total budget of the United Nations in 1995-96 (two-year budget)
Revenue of a single U.S. arms manufacturer (Lockheed Martin) in 1995
U.N. peacekeeping expenditures in 1995
World military spending in 1995
Number of U.N. peacekeepers for every 150,000 people in the world
Number of soldiers in national armies for every 150,000 people in the world
U.S. contribution to the U.N. budget, per capita
Norwegian contribution to the U.N. budget, per capita
Number of U.S. troops serving in U.N. peacekeeping operations in 1994
Number of U.S. troops serving in international missions under U.S. command in 1994
Cost of the 1992 Earth Summit
Cost of the 1994 Paris Air Show and Weapons Exhibition (U.S. portion)
Sources: U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 1995; Michael Renner, "Peacekeeping Expenditures Level Off," in Lester R. Brown et. Al., Vital Signs 1996; Michael Renner, Remaking U.N. Peacekeeping: U.S. Policy and Real Reform, Briefing Paper 17 (Washington, D.C.: National Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament, 1995); U.N. Department of Public Information. Compiled by Michael Renner.