Cost of the "Armed Peace" of Europe.
--Some statistics, says a Paris correspondent of the New York Tribune
, exhibiting the immense expenditure of men and money in sustaining the "armed peace" of Europe
, have been published in a report of M Legoyt, Chief
of the Statistical Bureau
of the French Ministry
of Agriculture, Commerce and Public Works.
keeps up an army of 467,000 men, which costs her 336,000,000 francs; France
an army of 573,000 men, which costs 688,000,000 francs; Prussia
an army of 214,000 men. which costs her 156,000,000 francs: England
an army of 300,000 men, which costs 677,000,000 francs; and Russia
an army of 1,000,000 of men, which costs 529,000,000 francs.
That is, out of the total budget of each of those States, an expenditure of 37 per cent, in Austria
, or more than a third; 33 per cent, in France
; 30 in Prussia
; 39 in England
; and 42 in Russia
Let us also mention Italy
, where 320,000,000 francs are expended in keeping up a force of 314,000 men; Turkey
, weighed down by an army of 44,000 men; Denmark
, the first with 50,000 and the second with 67,000 men, by which their budgets are increased to 37 and 40 per cent, respectively.
The other secondary States follow in an analogous proportion.
is the only European State that neither increases her army nor her budget.
M Legoyt, adding together the effective of all the European
armies, according to estimates which he considers rather below than superior to the reality, arrives at the fearful number of 3,815,847 men, and an outlay of 3,500,000,000 francs.