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Which country - the most militarized in the world?

Hint: it's not the US, not Russian, and not Israel, forgive Kim Jong Il, North Korea did not. The answer will surprise you very much, but it's a surprise - misleading.

Imagine a state with the largest percentage of the population in the army in the world. A state in which all men from 20 to 50 are servicemen, literally sleeping with a submachine gun under the bed. A state that even after 50 simply gives you a trunk, and it's good to see you to the grave at gatherings and training grounds. The state, begging you to buy at least a gun (or better, a rifle) at a discount. A state capable of deploying an 22-thousandth, and in two days 650-million (!) Army, from 1.7-thousandth in two or four hours (!), Well-trained, organized, and very well armed. (for example - the US Army - 1.3 million plus the same reserve, the army of China - 2.4 million, plus 1 million reserve).

And plus keep in mind that almost all of this terrible, armed to the teeth with the country, from Geneva to Davos from Zurich to Lugano - tall mountains pitted with tunnels, Fallout shelters, storage of weapons, "bins Motherland", and rocket and artillery support gun emplacements, embedded in granite.

Swiss Army - not the only country in the world, having a frame-structure of the militia. By the same principle (in some approximation) is constructed, for example, the Bundeswehr, which is essentially a kind of analogue of the huge Soviet "cadre" divisions. Those. system - "a little soldier + many career officers and non-commissioned officer in the civilian reservists + + = deployment training fees only when it is necessary." The difference between the Swiss in bringing to the absolute idea of ​​"the people and the army are one."

The military personnel in the country is only about 9000, mostly in aviation. Being on the service and retraining - the order of 10-15 thousand at a time. The soldier is being called for 90 days in the so-called. Rekrutenschule - Ecole de recrue. After the end, the state gives the soldier a personal weapon with two complete shops (a rifle and / or a pistol), a "canned minister", three sets of uniforms for all seasons, equipment, bulletproof vests and a helmet, with which he descends home. He keeps it as he wants - no one will check. Until 32 years, the soldier is in the "Auszug" position, up to the 42-x "landwire", and up to 50- "Landsturm". Private ausugug for 10 years passes in its part eight collections of three weeks, Landwehr - three times for two weeks, Landsturm - 1 once every two weeks. As soon as 51 is celebrated, you are officially dismissed from the army, take a rifle, a pistol and "canned food", and give an equipped pump-shot shotgun and a mobilization order - in the case of Greater Zvizdets and total mobilization.

The special feature of the Swiss army is the intensive training of reserve officers. Those wishing to become officers undergo additional fees - each rank is about 100 days in total. By the way, they use this, to the displeasure of employers (especially the Banking Association), all the bosses - from the CEO to the small chief of the department. They say that they just with the lawful preservation of s / p dump their wife and work on picnics - stag parties with shooting, but that's not entirely true - the service is going there. The reason is rather that having competently got to the training camp you can lie down behind a machine gun and at the same time communicate with the right people, up-to-date current or possible colleagues, useful politicians-deputies, and simply with a neighbor, for no one can evade the service, not a student (yes directly from the audience, easily), nor the president himself, if they are men.

Do you know what country's military budget in 7.5 million people? - Almost five billion dollars - almost 20 percent. What about weapons? A lot of things - more than 800 tanks and armored vehicles (Leopard 420-2, 150 M-109) (!). In a country long just 300 14 km squadrons with more than 350-th battle, 120 100 training aircraft and helicopters! The park is constantly being updated, such as, for example, in the US Army when the pilot is often younger than the plane is not allowed.

And, Olic from Germany, planes and helicopters are combat ready.

So that Swiss banks protected.

A source: Visible in the root

Author: Andrei Terentyev

Tags: Switzerland, Army