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Demobilization is the process of standing down a nation's The armed forces of a state are its military organization. They exist to further the foreign policy program of their governing body. They may consist of both military and paramilitary forces. Armed force is the use of armed forces to achieve political objectives. The study of the use of Armed... armed forces from combat-ready status. This may be as a result of victory in For other uses of War, see War (disambiguation). War is conflict, between relatively large groups of people, which involves physical force inflicted by the use of weapons. Other terms for war include armed conflict, hostilities, and police action. (See Limitations on war below.) War is contrasted with peace, which is... war, or because a crisis has been peacefully resolved and military force will not be necessary.

The last possibilities for peaceful resolution at the onset of Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. Battle aftermath. Remains of the Chateau Wood World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the War of the Nations, and the War to End All Wars, was a world conflict occurring from 1914 to... World War I were lost at least in part because the A belligerent in warfare describes one of the contracting parties in the conflict; that is, one of the powers at war in contrast to neutral countries and non-belligerents. In the written treaties of the laws of war, no distinction is made between neutral countries or neutral powers and non... belligerent nations' leaders believed that, once Mobilization (or mobilisation in British English) is the act of assembling and making both troops and supplies ready for war. Intricate plans for mobilization contributed greatly to the beginning of World War I, since in 1914, under the laws and customs of warfare then observed, general mobilization of a nation... mobilized, their large and unwieldy armies could not be successfully demobilized without a dangerous loss of momentum which could prove fatal if negotiations were to fall through or if another nation reneged upon the agreement. The elaborate invasion plans, in particular the The Schlieffen Plan The Schlieffen Plan, the German General Staffs overall strategic blueprint for victory on the Western Front against France in the years up to 1914, takes its name from its author, Alfred Graf von Schlieffen. In essence it envisaged a rapid German mobilisation, disregard of Luxembourg, Belgian... Schlieffen Plan of The Federal Republic of Germany ( German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is one of the worlds leading industrialised countries, located in the heart of Europe. Due to its central location, Germany has more neighbours than any other European country: these are Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the... Germany, were almost impossible to halt once set into motion.

In the final days of Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (60,000 ft) into the air. August 9, 1945 World War II was a global conflict that started in 7 July 1937 in Asia and 1 September 1939 in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the... World War II, the The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America¹, the States, or (archaically) Columbia — is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii... United States armed forces developed a demobilization plan which would discharge soldiers on the basis of a point system which allocated points according to length and type of service.

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10. After the war: Demobilisation in South Africa: Centre de recherches pour le développement international (6760 words)
Demobilisation is the significant reduction of people employed by the military and their reintegration into civilian life.
Demobilisation was not so much an attempt to reduce the force numbers, as a way to deal with ex-combatants from the liberation forces who did not qualify for integration, or chose not to integrate.
Demobilisation only applied to those who were not eligible for integration on the basis of age, education level or health; eligible but chose to not integrate into the SANDF; and not satisfied with their rank or package after placement.
Burundi: Child soldiers - the challenge of demobilisation - Amnesty International (11691 words)
While the successful demobilisation of child soldiers cannot happen without their support, it also requires substantial support from the international community and donors not only to encourage leaders to support the process but to provide sufficient financial and technical assistance to all actors involved in the process to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach.
The fragility of the arrangement was underlined in February 2004, when one of the factions, the MLC announced it had suspended its participation in the government in protest at an alleged insult against its leader, Jean Pierre Bemba, and by the suspension of the governor of south Kivu province also in February 2004.
The main premise of the strategy "is that the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of ex-combatants is necessary to establishing peace and restoring security, which are in turns pre-conditions for sustainable growth and poverty reduction".
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