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    Czech Republic Military 1997

      Military branches Army, Air and Air Defense Forces, Civil Defense, Railroad Units

      Military manpower - military age 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 2,715,759 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 2,068,143 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males : 84,516 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $1.22 billion (1996)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 2.2% (1996)

      Disputes - international Liechtenstein claims restitution for 1,600 sq km of Czech territoryconfiscated from its royal family in 1918; the Czech Republic insists that restitution does not go back before February 1948, when the communists seizedpower; individual Sudeten German claims for restitution of property confiscatedin connection with their expulsion after World War II; unresolved propertyissues with Slovakia over redistribution of property of the former Czechoslovakfederal government

      Illicit drugs transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin and hashish and LatinAmerican cocaine to Western Europe; domestic consumption - especially of locallyproduced synthetic drugs - on the rise

      NOTE: The information regarding Czech Republic on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Czech Republic Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Czech Republic Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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