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Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Unlike the military in many other African and Third World states, the Ivoirian armed forces maintained a relatively low profile. According to a 1984 United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) survey of 144 countries, Côte d'Ivoire ranked one hundred and second in military expenditure, ninety-first in the size of its armed forces, ninety-sixth in arms imports, one hundred and twenty-fourth in military expenditure as a percentage of the gross national product (GNP--see Glossary), one hundred and twenty-eighth in military expenditure as a percentage of the government budget, one hundred and eighteenth in military expenditure per capita, one hundred and sixth in military expenditure relative to the size of the armed forces, one hundred and thirteenth in the ratio of armed forces to total population, and seventy-ninth in the ratio of arms imports to total imports.

    Data as of November 1988

    NOTE: The information regarding Cote d'Ivoire on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cote d'Ivoire ROLE OF THE ARMED FORCES IN SOCIETY information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cote d'Ivoire ROLE OF THE ARMED FORCES IN SOCIETY should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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