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Finland:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Finnish Defense Forces (FDF): Army, Navy (includes Coastal Defense Forces), Air Force (Suomen Ilmavoimat) (2007)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18 years of age for male voluntary and compulsory national military and nonmilitary service; service obligation 6-12 months (2008)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 1,169,910
females age 16-49: 1,121,187 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 965,131
females age 16-49: 923,224 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 34,152
females age 16-49: 32,870 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
2% (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
various groups in Finland advocate restoration of Karelia and other areas ceded to the Soviet Union, but the Finnish Government asserts no territorial demands


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