Government dependence on arms manufacture

Other Names:
Economic dependence on war
Grey arms trade

The economies of many European countries and the USA are boosted by legitimate manufacture and sale of armaments, weapons, and instruments unquestionably used for violence and torture. In addition, arms have been sold on the black market or given, by governments and their agencies (such as intelligence agencies), to insurgents and rebels involved in violent conflict.


The decentralization and sub-contracting of weapons manufacturing creates considerable economic pressure against disarmament.


Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
06.05.2019 – 19:03 CEST