"Would you rather have butter or guns? Preparedness makes us powerful. Butter merely makes us fat."

Herman Göring (1936)

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953)

This page is a compendium of statistics relating to warfare in the 20th and 21st centuries, including data related to armed forces, the military effort, industrial production and the economy, demographics, as well as division lists and orders of battle among others. There are currently 172 statistical series available (and more constantly added), making this already one of the largest collections of military statistics on the internet.