List of countries without armed forces

November 29th, 2006 1:28 pm by BlackWhite

Time we invaded one of these. Now where’s the MNF when we need them most?

Country Description
Flag of Andorra Andorra Defense of the country is the responsibility of France or Spain. Similar treaties with both, June 3, 1993.
Flag of Barbados Barbados Maintains a Barbados Defence Force for internal affairs – largely a pacifist country.
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica The constitution forbids a standing military in times of peace since 1949. Seat of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Seat of the United Nations University of Peace.
Flag of Dominica Dominica No standing army since 1981, after the army attempted a coup. defense is the responsibility of the Regional Security System.
Flag of Grenada Grenada No standing army since 1983, after the American-led invasion. Defense is the responsibility of the Regional Security System.
Flag of Haiti Haiti Disbanded on June, 1995, but rebels have demanded its re-establishment. The National Police maintains some military units.
Flag of Iceland Iceland No standing army since 1859, but is a member of NATO. There is a defense agreement with the U.S., which maintained a military base in the country from 1951 until September 2006. Iceland maintains Expeditionary peacekeeping forces, Coast Guard, Police as well as a Special Police unit.
Flag of Kiribati Kiribati The only forces permitted are the police and the coast guard.
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Abolished their army in 1868 because it was too costly. Army does not exist in times of peace.
Flag of Marshall Islands Marshall Islands Defense is the responsibility of the United States.
Flag of Mauritius Mauritius Has had a paramilitary police force since 1968.
Flag of Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia Defense is the responsibility of the United States.
Flag of Monaco Monaco Renounced its military investment in the 17th century because the expansion of ranges of artillery had rendered it defenseless. Defense is the responsibility of France.
Flag of Nauru Nauru Under an informal agreement, defense is the responsibility of Australia.
Flag of Palau Palau Along with the Philippines (1987 Constitution), the only country with an anti-nuclear constitution (adopted 1979). Defense is the responsibility of the United States.
Flag of Panama Panama Abolished their army in 1990, confirmed by a parliamentary unanimous vote for constitutional change in 1994. Some units within the Public Force (Police, Coast Guard, Air Service and Institutional Security) have limited warfare capabilities.
Flag of San Marino San Marino Maintains a ceremonial guard, a police and a border force.
Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Has known a heavy ethnic conflict between 1998 and 2006, in which Australia and other Pacific countries finally intervened to restore peace and order. No standing army.
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis Maintains a small defense force for internal purposes. Defense is the responsibility of Regional Security System.
Flag of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Maintains a special service unit. Defense is the responsibility of Regional Security System.
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Maintains a special service unit. Defense is the responsibility of Regional Security System.
Flag of Samoa Samoa No standing army. Defense is the responsibility of New Zealand.
Flag of Tuvalu Tuvalu Has no army, but its police force includes a Maritime Surveillance Unit.
Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu Has a small mobile military force.
Flag of Vatican City Vatican City The largely ceremonial Swiss Guard acts as a security police force.

From Wikipedia.

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4 Responses to “List of countries without armed forces”

  1. 1
    Goldmember Says:

    lets invade the Vatican City… the Roman Catholic church is rich :)

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  2. 2
    BlackWhite Says:

    “Mizo Jews Invade Vatican City” an ti palh ang… :D

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  3. 3
    virgochhas Says:

    Mawld bem ger….

    min lo soi khalh cu le…

    Vatican rawk ang…an hausa…a khaw chhung awm dan hrechiang xual duh tan…”Angels and Demons” chhiar tur

    :P

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    Zoroukah РRETHINKING SINGAPORE’S DEFENCE NEEDS Says:

    [...] is a little known fact that some 25 countries or about 13% of all United Nations member states do not have armed forces. Many of these countries [...]

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