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Military - European Continent

British Military
Irish Military
French Military
Dutch Military
Belgian Military
Spanish Military
Norwegian Military
Swedish Military
Polish Military
Turkish Military

Military - other countries on the European continent


Small nations and crown dependencies

Faroe Islands
Dependency status: part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark since 1948
Independence: none (part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark)
Military branches: defense is the responsibility of Denmark; no organized native military forces; only a small Police Force and Coast Guard
are maintained
Military - note: defense is the responsibility of Denmark

Guernsey
Dependency status: British crown dependency
Military - note: defense is the responsibility of the UK

Jan Mayen
Dependency status: territory of Norway; administered from Oslo through a governor (sysselmann) resident in Longyearbyen (Svalbard);
however, authority has been delegated to a station commander of the Norwegian Defense Communication Service
Military - note: defense is the responsibility of Norway

Jersey
Dependency status: British crown dependency
Military - note: defense is the responsibility of the UK

Isle of Man
Dependency status: British crown dependency
Military - note: defense is the responsibility of the UK

Liechtenstein
Government type: hereditary constitutional monarchy
Independence: 23 January 1719 Imperial Principality of Liechtenstein established; 12 July 1806 established independence from the Holy Roman Empire
Military - note: defense is the responsibility of Switzerland

Monaco
Independence: 1419 (beginning of the rule by the House of Grimaldi)
Military - note: defense is the responsibility of France

Republic of San Marino
Government type: independent republic
Military branches: Voluntary Military Force, Police Force

Svalbard
Dependency status: territory of Norway; administered by the Polar Department of the Ministry of Justice, through a governor (sysselmann) residing in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen; by treaty (9 February 1920) sovereignty was awarded to Norway
Independence: none (territory of Norway)
Military - note: demilitarized by treaty (9 February 1920)

The Holy See (State of the Vatican City) - Santa Sede (Stato della Citta del Vaticano)
Military: defense is the responsibility of Italy;
Swiss Papal Guards are posted at entrances to the Vatican City.

Source of information on the small nations/crown dependencies: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
The links to websites of small nations/crown dependencies are partially obtained from http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/index.html
and http://www.library.northwestern.edu/govpub/resource/internat/foreign.html

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