Lista dei paesi senza esercito (Wikipedia)  

This is a list of the 25 countries that do not maintain an army.

  • Flag of Andorra Andorra - Can call upon France or Spain for defence matters, but these countries do not have an obligation to respond. Similar treaties with both, June 3, 1993.
  • Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica - The constitution forbids a standing military in times of peace, but have unit of regional security - 7500 guardsman. Seat of the InterAmerican 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, but have state police - 300 men.
  • Flag of Grenada Grenada - No standing army since 1983, after the U.S. led invasion, but have unit of regional security - 750 guardsman.
  • Flag of Haiti Haiti - But the rebels have demanded its reestablishment. The National Police maintains some military units 7300 active troops.
  • Flag of Iceland Iceland - Iceland has no standing army, but is a member of NATO. There is a defence agreement with the U.S. which maintains, with other NATO countries, a base in the country.
  • Flag of Kiribati Kiribati - The only forces allowed are the police and the coast guard.
  • Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein - Abolished the army 1868 because it was too costly. No defense agreement with foreign countries. Army is forbidden in times of peace, but have state police - 100 men.
  • Flag of Maldives Maldives - Never had an army. Was invaded by mercenaries in 1988, and rescued by India. No known permanent defence treaty.
  • Flag of Marshall Islands Marshall Islands - Defence is the responsibility of the United States.
  • Flag of Mauritius Mauritius - A multicultural country without an army, but with mobile state police - 1800 men.
  • Flag of Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia - Defence is the responsibility of the United States.
  • Flag of Monaco Monaco - Renounced to military investment in the 17th century when realized the expansion of cannon range had rendered it defenseless. Defence is the responsibility of France.
  • Flag of Nauru Nauru - Under an informal agreement, defense is the responsibility of Australia
  • Flag of Palau Palau - The only country with an anti-nuclear constitution. Defence is the responsibility of the United States.
  • Flag of Panama Panama - Abolished the army in 1990, confirmed by a parliamentary unanimous vote for constitutional change 1994. The army is forbidden at all times. Some units within the Public Force (Police, Coast Guard, Air Service and Institutional Security) have limited warfare capabilities - 11800 active troops.
  • 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 2001, 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 defence force for internal purposes.
  • Flag of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia - Maintains a "special service" unit.
  • Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Maintains a "special service" unit.
  • Flag of Samoa Samoa - No standing army. Defence is the responsibility of the New Zealand.
  • Flag of Tuvalu Tuvalu - A small Pacific country that might totally disappear because of climate warming and rising seas.
  • Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu - Has a small mobile military force - 300 men.
  • Flag of Vatican City Vatican City - The ceremonial Swiss Guard acts as a security police force.

Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco and Palau have no say in defence matters and little say in international relations. Niue and the Cooks islands have cooperative agreements. Andorra can call for help. Iceland has a defence agreement. All the others (19 countries) stand fully responsible and independant, without an army, for defence matters. Seven of them (Costa Rica, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Liechtenstein, Monaco and Panama) went through a process of demilitarisation. All the 20 others, including Andorra 700 years ago, were born without an army. They are all said to be in a situation of "non militarisation".