Defending Rome's Borders
By Connor and Liam
What was the problem in Rome?
What is similar here in the United States?
In the US we spend $718 billion per year on military. In the past 13 years the military budget has gone up by 114%, but we are now starting to cut down on the costs of the military, which will in turn weaken it. We need to keep up this high level of spending on military to make sure we don’t weaken our military to attackers. This graph shows how much the military spending is in the U.S compared to the rest of the world's largest militaries.
Problems with not spending as much on the military
It could open up our country to attacks from foreign countries
We would fall behind in military power and technology like newer weapons
We could in turn ignore large issues in the world because we don’t have the weapons or manpower to fight or solve the conflicts.