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Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia Military Stats

Definitions

  • Absence of military (notes): This list shows countries that have no permanent army, whose defense has been assigned to non-military forces such as the police, or is assumed by the military forces from other countries by virtue of a treaty. Each entry describes the current status of each country on regards to its defense.
  • Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Armed forces personnel per 1000: Total armed forces (2000). Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Branches: The names of the ground, naval, air, marine, and other defense or security forces
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • 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.
  • Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • War deaths: Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Absence of military (notes) The Royal Saint Lucia Police maintain two small paramilitary forces consisting of 116 men and women, the Special Service Unit , and the Coast Guard , both units are responsible for internal security. Defense is the responsibility of Regional Security System . 2014
Armed forces personnel 0.0 2000 156th out of 166
Armed forces personnel per 1000 0.0 2000 156th out of 166
Branches no regular military forces; Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (includes Special Service Unit, Coast Guard) 2008
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 1,591 2008 186th out of 224
Manpower available for military service > Males age 16-49 41414 2010
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 2013 185th out of 225
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males 1,574 2013 185th out of 224
Military branches no regular military forces; Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (includes Special Service Unit, Marine Unit) 2012
Military service age and obligation 18 years of age for voluntary security service; no national army 2012
War deaths 0.0 2008 89th out of 195

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of countries without armed forces (Countries with absolutely no military forces); IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press; IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; 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; Uppsala Conflict Data Program, http://www.pcr.uu.se/research/ucdp/.

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

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