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Marines compose a branch of a country's navy, often designated a corps rather than a service. Marines are naval infantry, specialising in fighting on ships and conducting amphibious assaults[?].

Note that some countries do not differentiate branches of their armed forces, as Israeli Defense Forces[?], Canadian Armed Forces[?].

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The Deutsche Marine is the modern German navy.

The Royal Netherlands Navy is called Koninklijke Marine in Dutch, not to be confused with the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps (also called Dutch Marine Corps[?], in Dutch Korps Mariniers), which is part of it.

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