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New Zealand:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF): New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force (2008)
Military service age and obligation
17 years of age for voluntary military service; soldiers cannot be deployed until the age of 18; no conscription (2008)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 1,009,298
females age 16-49: 997,134 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
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males age 16-49: 833,073
females age 16-49: 822,807 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
males age 16-49: 31,834
females age 16-49: 30,243 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
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1% (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
asserts a territorial claim in Antarctica (Ross Dependency)
Illicit drugs
significant consumer of amphetamines

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