Dominica is a Caribbean nation located in the Lesser Antilles. With a population of around 72,660 people, it is one of the least populous countries in the region. Dominica is a parliamentary democracy and its military consists of two branches: the Dominica Defence Force and the Coast Guard. The Dominica Defence Force is responsible for defending the country’s borders and sovereignty, as well as providing security to its citizens. In terms of defense spending, Dominica spends approximately $7 million annually on its military, making it one of the lowest defense spending nations in the Caribbean. The country also participates in several United Nations-led peacekeeping missions such as those in Haiti and Grenada. Dominica is also a member of both the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and has close ties with other CARICOM members such as Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. See naturegnosis to learn more about the country of Dominica.
After two coup attempts in 1981, the country’s defense was disarmed and disbanded. Since then, the territory is partly controlled by a 250-man police force (2009) specially trained by the United States, which in addition since 1993 has contributed some coastal defense resources. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that DMA stands for Dominica.
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