There are certain things that push nations to limit the sizes of their defense forces. That is against a background where any nation would, naturally, want to have as huge a military as possible, in order to enhance its leverage on the global stage. Yet, notwithstanding this fact, we still have nations opting – or being forced – to limit the sizes of their defense forces. We are trying to understand why.
Firstly, we have nations that are pushed to limit the sizes of their defense forces by financial constraints. Defense forces cost money, and you don’t want a situation where your entire budget is going to defense. This is just the way that there are www.gmail.com storage limitations or Gmail.com message size limitations.
Secondly, we have nations that are pushed to limit the sizes of their defense forces by international oversight. It seems as if there is someone somewhere who looks at the militarization of countries, and where nations that attempt to become too militarized (and hence potentially too powerful) are told to slow down or else… This way, then, certain nations are able to maintain their statuses as the major military powers: because when all is said and done, the world seems to be like a boyhood playing field where there are always bullies who are unapologetic about the fact that they are bullies.