Marines

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Marines, also known as naval infantry, are typically an infantry force that specializes in the support of naval and army operations at sea and on land and air, as well as the execution of their own operations.wikipedia
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Givati Brigade

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Marines can also fall under a country's army like the Troupes de marine (French Marines) and Givati Brigade (Israeli Marines).
The 84th "Givati" Brigade (, literally "Hill Brigade" or "Highland Brigade") is an Israel Defense Forces infantry brigade, and serves as its amphibious force.

Troupes de marine

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Marines can also fall under a country's army like the Troupes de marine (French Marines) and Givati Brigade (Israeli Marines).
Decimated along with the remaining of the Marines during the Seven Years' War, these troops were transferred to the French Army under the Choiseul ministries, and after their emancipation at the end of 1760, they conserved a large number of officers issued from the Ministère de la Guerre, which would reproduce and compensate for the endured losses during the Independence War of the United States (U.S.).

Navy

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In many countries, the marines are an integral part of that state's navy.
The latter was especially important, and common, before 20th-century military technology existed, when merely adding artillery and naval infantry to any sailing vessel could render it fully as martial as any military-owned vessel.

Spanish Marine Infantry

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Later also the Spanish king, Carlos I, assigned the naval infantry of the Compañías Viejas del Mar de Nápoles (Naples Sea Old Companies) to the Escuadras de Galeras del Mediterráneo (Mediterranean Galley Squadrons) in 1537, progenitors of the current Spanish Navy Marines (Infantería de Marina) corps, making them the oldest marine corps still in active service in the world.
The Spanish Marine Infantry (Infantería de Marina; lit, Naval infantry) is the marine corps of the Spanish Navy (Armada Española) responsible for conducting amphibious warfare by utilizing naval platforms and resources.

Argentina Marines

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The Argentine Marine Corps (Infantería de Marina de la Armada de la República Argentina or IMARA) is a part of the Argentine Navy.
The Naval Infantry Command (Comando de la Infantería de Marina, COIM), also known as the Naval Infantry of the Navy of the Argentine Republic (Infantería de Marina de la Armada de la República Argentina, IMARA) and generally referred to in English as the Argentine marines are the amphibious warfare branch of the Argentine Navy and one of its four operational commands.

Naval boarding

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Historically, tasks undertaken by marines have included: helping maintain discipline and order aboard the ship (reflecting the pressed nature of the ships' company and the risk of mutiny), the boarding of vessels during combat or capture of prize ships, and providing manpower for raiding ashore in support of the naval objectives.
Larger ships carried specially trained and equipped sailors, or marines, as boarders.

Infantry

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Marines, also known as naval infantry, are typically an infantry force that specializes in the support of naval and army operations at sea and on land and air, as well as the execution of their own operations.
More commonly in modern times, infantry with special tactics are named for their roles, such as commandos, rangers, snipers, marines, (who all have additional training) and militia (who have reduced training); they are still infantry due to their expectation to fight as infantry when they enter combat.

Landing craft

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Marine units primarily deploy from warships using boats, landing craft, hovercraft, amphibious vehicles or helicopters.
These rowing boats were sufficient, if inefficient, in an era when marines were effectively light infantry, participating mostly in small-scale campaigns in far-flung colonies against less well-equipped indigenous opponents.

Brazilian Marine Corps

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* The Corps of Naval Fusiliers (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais), with about 15,000 men, is subordinate to the Brazilian Navy.
The Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN; Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais, ) is the land combat branch of the Brazilian Navy.

People's Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps

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The People's Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps are the marines of China.
The People's Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps (PLANMC), also known as the People's Liberation Army Marine Corps (PLAMC), is the marine force of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and one of five major branches of the PLA Navy (PLAN).

Colombian Naval Infantry

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The 24,000-member Colombian Marine Corps is organized into a single division with four brigades (one counter-terrorist and three river brigades), each with several battalions plus numerous small security units.
The Colombian Naval Infantry and also referred to as Colombian Marines (Infantería de Marina Colombiana) is the marine force of the Colombian National Armada.

Chilean Marine Corps

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* The 4,200 strong Chilean Corps of Naval Infantry (Cuerpo de Infanteria de Marina) is a branch of the Chilean Navy.
The Chilean Marine Corps (Cuerpo de Infantería de Marina, CIM) is an entity of the Chilean Navy special forces which specializes in amphibious assaults.

Argentine Navy

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The Argentine Marine Corps (Infantería de Marina de la Armada de la República Argentina or IMARA) is a part of the Argentine Navy.
These were supported by a battalion of marines and an artillery battery.

Fusiliers Marins

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* The Fusiliers Marins (Naval Fusiliers) and Commandos Marine (Naval Commandos) are naval personnel.
The Fusiliers Marins ("Naval Fusiliers") are specialized French naval infantry trained for combat in land and coastal regions.

Uusimaa Brigade

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* The Finnish Uusimaa Brigade (Nylands Brigad) in Ekenäs is the home of the Finnish Marines — the Kustjägarna (in Swedish) / Rannikkojääkärit (in Finnish) / or Coastal Jaegers (in English).
The Nyland Brigade, officially Nylands Brigad (NylBr) in Swedish, (Uudenmaan Prikaati (UudPr)), is a Brigade-level Marine unit of the Finnish Navy stationed in Dragsvik in Raseborg in the province of Uusimaa.

Hovercraft

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Marine units primarily deploy from warships using boats, landing craft, hovercraft, amphibious vehicles or helicopters.
Demonstrated at the Farnborough Airshow in 1960, it was shown that this simple craft can carry a load of up to 12 marines with their equipment as well as the pilot and co-pilot with only a slight reduction in hover height proportional to the load carried.

Naval Protection Force (Germany)

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The Marineschutzkräfte (Naval Protection Force), was responsible for the protection of naval bases and facilities and also conducted small scale landings. The battalion was based in Eckernförde and was organized into five units: one staff & support company, three infantry companies, and an intelligence section.
The Naval Protection Force (German: Marineschutzkräfte — MSK) was a marine unit of the German Navy.

32nd Marines Brigade (Greece)

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*The Greek 32nd Marine Brigade "Moravas" (32η Ταξιαρχία Πεζοναυτών Mοράβας) and the Amphibious Raider Squadrons (known as MAK) are amphibious infantry and maritime operations units maintained by the Hellenic Army and supported by the Hellenic Navy.
The 32nd Marines Brigade (32 ΤΑΞ ΠΝ - 32η Ταξιαρχία Πεζοναυτών Mοράβας), 32 TAX PN - 32 Taxiarhia Pezonavton "Moravas", is the marine unit of Greece.

Indonesian Marine Corps

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The Indonesian Marine Corps (Korps Marinir) previously known as KKO (Korps Komando Operasi), officially known as KORMAR or simply "Marinir", translated as: Marine Corps, Indonesian Navy is an integral part of the Navy (TNI-AL) and sized at the military corps level unit as the naval infantry and main amphibious warfare force of Indonesia.
The Indonesian Marine Corps (Korps Marinir) previously known as KKO (Korps Komando Operasi), officially known as KORMAR or simply "Marinir", Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, ("KORMAR", TNI-AL); officially translated as: Marine Corps, Indonesian Navy is currently an integral part of the Navy (TNI-AL) and is sized at the military corps level unit as the naval infantry and main amphibious warfare force of Indonesia.

Royal Bahamas Defence Force

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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) is the navy of The Bahamas.
Originally British-style uniforms were worn by RBDF personnel; now U.S. Marine Corps-style digital woodland camouflage is worn (as opposed to the U.S. Army universal camouflage worn by The Royal Bahamas Police Force Drug Enforcement Unit).

Iraqi Navy

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The Iraqi Navy is a small force with 1,500 sailors and 800 marines designed to protect the shoreline and inland waterways from insurgent infiltration.
As of February 2011, the navy had approximately 5,000 sailors and marines which form an Operational headquarters, five afloat squadrons, and two marine battalions.

Portuguese Marine Corps

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The third oldest marine corps in the world was founded as the Terço of the Navy of the Crown of Portugal in 1618, predecessor to the modern Portuguese Marine Corps.
Initial training to become an enlisted Fuzileiro (marine) lasts about 42 weeks.

Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (Japan)

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*Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade – Japanese marines tasked with offensive amphibious assault to retake islands.
The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade is a marine unit of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) responsible for conducting amphibious operations.

Lagunari

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*The Serenissima Regiment is the amphibious infantry unit of the Italian Army (Esercito Italiano). Its soldiers are called Lagunari and they are the Italian Army Marines.
The Lagunari (from the Italian "laguna" = lagoon) are a amphibious speciality of the infantry corps of the Italian Army.

Republic of Korea Marine Corps

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* The Republic of Korea Marine Corps is the marine corps of South Korea.
The Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC; 대한민국 해병대; Hanja: 大韓民國海兵隊 ; Revised Romanization: Daehanminguk Haebyeongdae), also known as the ROK Marine Corps, or the ROK Marines, is the marine corps of South Korea.