Widening Territory,
Shrinking Militaries

Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, NATO has expanded eastward, integrating former Soviet satellites and republics. At the same time, the military capacity of both longtime and new member states has significantly diminished over the past 25 years.

Click on an individual country to see specific data on its military hardware, personnel, and funding. To see a breakdown by country or weapon-type, choose a different view in the upper right-hand corner.

Sources: "The Military Balance" 1989 and 2014; World Bank. Main Battle Tank figures are measures of each country's standing army; aircraft figures are measures of each country's air force.