U.S. and USSR/Russian arms sales from 1950 through 2017. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s Arms Transfers Database. Units are expressed in trend indicator values (TIV). Each dot on the map = one TIV. Visualization by Will Geary (@wgeary).

For more information about trend indicator values, methodology or weapons coverage, see here.

Want to see more maps like this? Feel free to send suggestions and support my work at patreon.com/willgearymaps(https://www.patreon.com/willgearymaps).