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    Venezuela Military - 2005

      Military branches:
      National Armed Forces (Fuerzas Armadas Nacionales, FAN): Ground Forces or Army (Fuerzas Terrestres or Ejercito), Naval Forces (Fuerzas Navales or Armada - includes Marines, Coast Guard), Air Force (Fuerzas Aereas or Aviacion), Armed Forces of Cooperation or National Guard (Fuerzas Armadas de Cooperacion or Guardia Nacional)

      Military manpower - military age and obligation:
      18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation - 30 months (2004)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 18-49: 6,236,012 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 4,907,947 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 252,396 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $1.687 billion (2004)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      1.5% (2004)

      NOTE: The information regarding Venezuela on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Venezuela Military 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Venezuela Military 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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