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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Paramilitary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There are paramilitary units that are an official legislated arm of the government, anti-government armed units that claim military status, and civilian paramilitary units that are neither, and other groups that are something in between.
Examples of this kind of paramilitary force include the People's Armed Police in the People's Republic of China which was split off from the People's Liberation Army in 1983 precisely to remove paramilitary duties from the PLA, and the East German Kampfgruppen der Arbeiterklasse.
Such paramilitaries may be controlled by the ruling political party or by the head of state personally rather than by the legal government.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Paramilitary   (1202 words)

  
 Paramilitary Encyclopedia Articles @ VeryGoodCredit.com (Very Good Credit)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A paramilitary organization is a group of civilians trained and organised in a military fashion.
paramilitary armies in Europe are the Provisional Irish Republican Army, in Northern Ireland and the Basque separatist group ETA, in Spain, both of which have stated their decommissioning.
In some instances, paramilitary groups have worked to destabilize and overthrow (supposedly) democratic governments, generally to create a fascist regime or, alternatively, to support a Communist revolution.
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 Paramilitary at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A paramilitary group is one made up of civilians but organized in a military fashion.
Still other paramilitary groups adopt military organization and aspects of military culture and discipline, but are not intended to see any form of combat.
Examples of this kind of paramilitary force include the People's Armed Police in the People's Republic of China which was split off from the People's Liberation Army in 1983 precisely to remove paramilitary duties from the PLA, Colombian right wing paramilitary groups such as the AUC, and police Special Weapons And Tactics units.
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 Singapore - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Singapore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From 1966 the People's Action Party (PAP) government under Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew embarked on a policy of making Singapore a tightly disciplined ‘garrison state’ on the Israeli model.
Lee established a national army, and extended the police force, the paramilitary bodies, and PAP community organizations.
He brought the trade unions under PAP control, and legislated against political opposition.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Singapore   (1581 words)

  
 Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nationalist grievances at unionist discrimination within the state eventually led to large civil rights protests in 1960s, which the government suppressed heavy-handedly, most notably on "Bloody Sunday".
It was during this period of civil unrest that the paramilitary Provisional IRA, who favoured the creation of a united Ireland, began its campaign against what it called the British occupation of the six counties.
Other groups, legal and illegal on the unionist side, and illegal on the nationalist side, began to participate in the violence and the period known as the "Troubles" began.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ireland   (6268 words)

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