A branch of a country's navy which fights on land. Often designated a corps, not a service. Marines are naval infantry, specialising in fighting at sea on ships, forward deployment, naval security and amphibious assault.
Originated from the fact that it was an act of war for a country to send its army into another country but not to send its navy.
- British Royal Marines - (established 1664)
- United States Marine Corps - (established November 10, 1775 in Philadelphia)
- Republic of Korea Marine Corps
- French Marines
- Russian Marines
- Dutch Royal Marines
- Royal Thai Marine Corps