that do not have Their Own Standing
Costa Rica abolished its military in 1948 and maintains a small public security force for law enforcement purposes.
Iceland does not have a standing army. Its defense is provided by the United States through the U.S.-Iceland Defense Agreement and its membership in NATO.
Palau is another country that does not have its own military. It is protected by the United States under a Compact of Free Association.
Mauritius does not maintain a standing army but has a paramilitary force for internal security.
Panama abolished its military in 1990 after the U.S. invasion and now relies on its police force for security.
Andorra is a small European principality without a standing army. Its defense is the responsibility of France and Spain.
Grenada does not maintain a military force and relies on its police force for internal security.
The Solomon Islands do not have a military, and their security is assisted by Australia and New Zealand.
Tuvalu does not have a military and relies on assistance from countries like Australia and New Zealand for its defense.
The Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world and has no military. It relies on the security provided by the Italian police and military.