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The Swiss have a surprisingly powerful army, and every male citizen is armed and has to do reserves time on a regular basis.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Nov 1st, 2006 at 05:19:11 PM EST
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On the other hand, the Swiss military could also be termed as one of the most truly defensively oriented. Giant alpine bunkers, small arms at home, not a large air force and navy and special forces.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Nov 2nd, 2006 at 02:57:51 AM EST
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It'd be tough for Switzerland to field a navy. There's only so much space on Lac Léman, hardly enough for a battle group I would suppose.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Thu Nov 2nd, 2006 at 06:01:31 PM EST
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