While we're on the subject of tiny European countries, when and why did Monaco decide its military no longer served a purpose?
in the 1600s, because long-range artillery made Monaco's military obsolete
in the 1800s, because the country had to devote all of its resources to developing industry
in the 1900s, because France agreed to defend the country
While Monaco did ultimately sign a treaty with France guaranteeing French forces would protect the country, it had long since abandoned its own obsolete military in the face of the vastly superior arms of other countries.
Which of the following helped to spark tensions between army-less Costa Rica and Nicaragua?
Knowing Costa Rica has no military to retaliate, Nicaragua began restricting the flow of water into Costa Rica.
A supposed error in Google Maps led a Nicaraguan general to conduct military exercises in Costa Rica.
Unhappy with tariffs placed on coffee by Costa Rica, Nicaragua arranged a widespread boycott of Costa Rican goods.
Although both countries' official maps showed the disputed territory belonged to Costa Rica, a general blamed an error in Google Maps for the mini-invasion that led to escalating tensions between the two nations.