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Not all countries have active militaries. Why do some nations refuse to have armies and how do they protect themselves without them?
Countries Without Militaries
The World Factbook: Military Branches by Country
“This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).”
Imagine There’s No Army
“It sounds like something off John Lennon’s wishlist on Imagine, but there are currently more than 20 countries in the world who have chosen to dispense with defence (or attacking) forces to bring peace and stability to their countries.”
Costa Rica: An Army-Less Nation in a Problem-Prone Region
“The Central American nation of Costa Rica is one of the few countries in the world that does not possess a standing military. Nevertheless, Costa Rica, like other Latin American countries, faces a variety of security threats that test the country’s security capacity.”
Haitians Train for a Future With a Military
U.S. Military Dismantling Haiti’s Former Military Power, 1994
The Strength of Nations Playlist
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