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Peoples' Militia (Czechoslovakia)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 8
Country: Czechoslovakia
Date formed: Jan. 1, 1948
Details of Formation: The party also said it was disbanding the People's Militia, units of armed workers that played a crucial role in the Communist seizure of power in 1948 NYT 22.12.89
Date dissolved: Dec. 22, 1989
Details of Termination: the party acceded to popular pressure to disband .. private army, the People's Militia. ..takes immediate effect and will remove for army workers the threat of reprisal form aggrieved party officials Guardian 22.12.89
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): political party
Training and Equipment no information
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: no information
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: party activists; workers
Force Strength: [100000, 120000]
Target(s): no information
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious institutions
Other Information: the People's Militia - that firm link in our state's defence system and a loyal helper of the Communist Party - will fulfil its purpose in the construction and defence of socialism with the utmost responsibility. BBC 26.2.83