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Sweden:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Swedish Armed Forces (Forsvarsmakten): Army (Armen), Royal Swedish Navy (Marinen), Swedish Air Force (Svenska Flygvapnet) (2007)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
19 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation: 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47 (2006)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 2,052,890
females age 16-49: 1,980,550 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 1,699,115
females age 16-49: 1,637,868 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 64,605
females age 16-49: 61,110 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
1.5% (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
none


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