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Civil Guard refers to various policing organisations:


Historic Civil Guards now abolished:

  • Civil Guard (Peru), formed as main preventive police force of Peru in 1924, later became General Police which in 1988 merged into new National Police
  • Civil Guard (Colombia), created in 1902
  • Civil Guard (El Salvador), created in 1867, which then gave way to the Guardia Nacional in 1912.
  • Civil Guard (Honduras), a militarized police commanded directly by president Ramon Villeda Morales rather than the chief of the armed forces created in 1957
  • Civil Guard (Panama) (abolished)
  • Civil Guard (Philippines), a local gendarmerie organized under the auspices of the Spanish colonial authorities with a contingent of local soldiers that died off with the Spanish-American war in 1898, now being reestablished in the city of Ozamiz [1]. In the Intramuros district of Manila, security forces are dressed in guardia civil uniforms [2].
  • Gwardya Sibil (Philippine resistance network), a civilian underground network operating during the years 1936 to 1939 to gather intelligence on the activities of the Japanese invaders[3].
  • Suojeluskunta, a Finnish militia for which "Civil Guard" is one of the many English translations.

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