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Nicaragua

Nicaragua Military Stats

Definitions

  • Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Conscription: A description of the status of conscription in the nation in 1997.
  • Expenditures > Dollar figure: Current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies
  • Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Military expenditures: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Military expenditures > Percent of GDP: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Personnel > Per capita: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Armed forces personnel 16,000 2000 96th out of 166
Conscription No <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>conscription</a> (NISBCO). 1997
Expenditures > Dollar figure $32.8 million 2004 66th out of 86
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 0.6% 2006 86th out of 100
Manpower available for military service > Males age 16-49 None 2013 101st out of 161
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None 2013 103th out of 225
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males 69,093 2013 92nd out of 224
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males 69,093 2012 92nd out of 224
Military branches National Army of Nicaragua (Ejercito Nacional de Nicaragua, ENN; includes Navy, Air Force) 2013
Military expenditures 0.9% of GDP 2012 56th out of 70
Military expenditures > Percent of GDP 0.6% of GDP 2006 57th out of 62
Military service age and obligation 18-30 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; tour of duty 18-36 months; requires Nicaraguan nationality and 6th-grade education 2012
Personnel > Per capita 2.72 per 1,000 people 2005 111th out of 160
Service age and obligation 17 years of age for voluntary military service; tour of duty 18-36 months 2008
Weapon holdings 481,000 2001 85th out of 137

SOURCES: IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press; Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997. Data collected from the nations concerned, unless otherwise indicated. Acronyms: Amnesty International (AI); European Council of Conscripts Organizations (ECCO); Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC); International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHFHR); National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors (NISBCO); Service, Peace and Justice in Latin America (SERPAJ); War Resisters International (WRI); World Council of Churches (WCC); All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; World Development Indicators database; Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

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"Nicaragua Military Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Nicaragua/Military

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