Switzerland

Does Switzerland have an army?

232425

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2011-09-13 00:31:53
2011-09-13 00:31:53

Yes, and military-service is compulsory for male citizens. As a consequence the "active" stock of soldiers is one of the highest among European countries.

1
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

Switzerland does have an army.

User Avatar

Remy Faesch has written: 'The Swiss army system' -- subject(s): Accessible book 'The Swiss army system' -- subject(s): Switzerland, Military education, Switzerland. Armee

User Avatar

Swiss is a well known brand (from Switzerland)-they also make Swiss army knives, they have the red cross logo

User Avatar

Cuckoo Clocks, watches Chocolate Army Knives

User Avatar

Switzerland - I guess the official factory is now called Victorinox.

User Avatar

Technically Swiss army knifes are only produced in Switzerland. To call anything not produced in Switzerland "Swiss" is false advertising in most countries in the world. But I think it is allowed in the USA. So the correct answer is "never".

User Avatar

Switzerland.Switzerland.Switzerland.Switzerland.Switzerland.Switzerland.Switzerland.Switzerland.Switzerland.Switzerland.Switzerland.

User Avatar

1) Because they are made in Switzerland.2) The original design was for use by the Swiss army.There still is a model which is issued to every new recruit in the Swiss army. It is called the "Soldatenmesser"

User Avatar

1) Because they are made in Switzerland. 2) The original design was for use by the Swiss army. There still is a model which is issued to every new recruit in the Swiss army. It is called the "Soldatenmesser"

User Avatar

Definitely not. Switzerland has conscription and a Militia army. After a Swiss citizen has done his initial term in the Army, he returns every year for re-training. He is given his army uniform, gun and a small amount of ammunition which he keeps at home in case the country is invaded and he does not have time to get to the army barracks. The gun and ammunition remain army property and must not be used except if ordered to. Israel operates a similar system.

User Avatar

Antigua and Barbuda have the worst army in the world with only 245 troops. The Vatican city only has soldiers that Switzerland supplies, and they're mostly ceremonial.

User Avatar

The swiss army knife actually originated in Switzerland. It was made for the Swiss army to take out with them because it functioned as so many other things.

User Avatar

Switzerland has not been at war with another nation since 1815. Until 1515, Switzerland led an expansionist policy noted by many successful invasions of foreign nations. In 1515 Switzerland was defeated at the Battle of Marignano by the French army. This ended Switzerland's expansionist policy and began neutrality.

User Avatar

Swiss Chocolate Swiss army stuff and having 4 main languages

User Avatar

You have described the flag of Switzerland. You see it as a logo on Swiss Army Knives.

User Avatar

A men from 20 to 40 have to serve in the army

User Avatar

Swiss army knife, velcro, bank secrecyand the argand lamp were all invented in Switzerland

User Avatar

This is an impossible question to answer because there are numerous ways to qualify the best, and each army has different needs. For example, I would say Switzerland has the best army for homeland defense, and the United States has the best army for going anwhere in the world on short notice, but there are many other ways to judge how good an army is.

User Avatar

There Swiss Chocolate, their Swiss army stuff ( such as watches, backpacks, pocket knifes.) etc.watches & chocolates

User Avatar

Perhaps manufacturing, they do make the Swiss Army knife which is produced by SWIBO and that product is known around the world.

User Avatar

Be a Swiss (male) citizen, be in shape, reach the age of 18... Military service is still compulsory in Switzerland...

User Avatar

Basel, Switzerland (NNW Switzerland)

User Avatar

This is why: 1. The Swiss have not fought since 1815. 2. Switzerland is a tiny country. 3. Swiss people don't want to do training for war if they are always neutral. That is why the Swiss don't have a big army.

User Avatar

No. The Vatican Guard is maintained by Switzerland. Paramilitary forces of the Holy See were disbanded sometime in the 1960s or 1970s, IIRC.

User Avatar

the Swiss Army Knife, velcro, Bathyscaphe Trieste (very deep submarine), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Swiss_inventions


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.