Volltext: How do states without defence forces defend themselves?

Andorra 
Costa Rica 
Dominica 
Grenada 
Haiti 
Iceland 
Kiribati 
Liechtenstein 
© ® No Oo A WON = 
Marshall Islands 
a 
© 
. Mauritius 
— 
— 
. Federated States of Micronesia 
EN 
N 
. Nauru 
a 
Co 
. Palau 
_ 
A 
. Panama 
. St. Lucia 
. St. Vincent and the Grenadines 
a a A 
N © On 
. Samoa 
a 
© 
. Solomon Islands 
a 
© 
. Tuvalu 
N 
© 
. Vanuatu 
These countries account for over 1096 of the membership of the United Nations. Together their 
GDP, at US$159.74 billion is greater than Kuwait, Kazakhstan or Hungary?. Their collective 
population of nearly 23 million is larger than the Netherlands, Chile or Romania?. Their 
collective land area of 306,210 square kilometres is larger than Italy, the Philippines or Great 
Britain’. Most astonishingly, the 20 countries without militaries have a maritime Exclusive 
Economic Zone (EEZ) of over 15 million square kilometres, which is larger than the EEZ of any 
single country and larger than the EEZs of Indonesia, Canada and Brazil combined®. To put it 
together means these states combined have the 57^ largest economy, the 54" largest 
population, the 71% largest land area and the largest EEZ, with not a single soldier, sailor or 
  
* http://www.un.org/en/member-states/ - retrieved 30 June 2017. 
? International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database, April 2017, retrieved from 
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2017/01/weodata/weorept.aspx . 
® World Development Indicators Database, World Bank, 17 April 2017. Retreived from 
http://databank.worldbank.org/data/download/POP.pdf , 30 June. 
' Central Intelligence Agency, CIA World Fact Book 2017, (New York: Skyhorse, 2016). 
® http://www.seaaroundus.org/data/#/eez , Retrieved 1 July 2017.
	        

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