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Switzerland, known officially as the Swiss Confederation, is a land-locked nation with a unique self-defense military posture. In the post-World War II era, Switzerland served as part of the "neutral corridor" separating the NATO nations from the Warsaw Pact. For centuries, Switzerland's main military concern has been defense of its territory in the event of a conflict among major European powers.

Switzerland has a well-armed citizenry and relies on a militia system...

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