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A Demilitarized Zone (abbreviated as 'DMZ') is an area of reduced military presence that lies on the border between two states, usually agreed to in the aftermath of an armed conflict where a complete peaceful resolution has not yet been reached. The reduced military presence within a DMZ is intended to reduce the likelihood of an accidental or intentional armed confrontation.

Active Demilitarized Zones[edit]

There are several notable Demilitarized Zones around the world:

Former Demilitarized Zones[edit]

There are also many former DMZ zones that are no longer active but are of historical interest:

  • The former DMZ (Vietnam) was the border area between North Vietnam and South Vietnam before reunification.
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