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What are some advantages of conscription?


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2011-09-30 20:53:04
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The modern use of the term "conscription" usually refers to mandatory military service. Beyond the discipline and commitment that is taught in the military, it also provides a method to guarantee adequate military forces in time of war.

Addition:From a sociologist's or political scientist's viewpoint, mass conscription is also what could be described as a "team building" exercise. That is, mass conscription is a very socialist concept, where all members of society are brought together (regardless of prior wealth or social station) under the same set of rules and conditions. This leads to a very well-developed sense of shared experience, which can be the foundation for a solid sense of national image and identity. That is, conscription can be used to unify a nation, as the conscripts generally develop a sense of appreciation for all the other members of society (after all, they're all being abused by the same military, so they naturally pull together and form strong interpersonal bonds).

This is one of the major advantages that proponents of peacetime draft / conscription / national service advance. That is, conscription can help reduce conflicts due to regionalism, language, race, ethnicity, class, or wealth by forcing all members of society to participate, relate, and work together.


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Through conscription, your armed forces would obtain far times many more men than in a volunteer service, as you are forced to join through a conscription.

Many nations have conscription laws. In some cases this means military duty. In other cases it means that time must be spent on national projects, such as working in hospitals.

conscription means murder and rape and another name for conscription is bob

the arguments for conscription are that if there was no conscription we would not have enough soldiers therefore we would all die..but with conscription there are people that have to go and help.

The dates of introduction varied from country to country. Germany reintroduced conscription in 1935 and Britain in April 1939, for example. Some countries, such as France, had conscription throughout the inter-war period.

French canadians opposed conscription.

conscription is drafting or when you have to serve in war

The government started conscription in ww2 anyway.

I only know the group which was against conscription and that was theAnglicanchurch and it showed a large percent of them votes no for conscription.

The us used conscription in 1940-1973.

Conscription is the required service of citizens in the military. It is often called the draft. Several nations still have conscription such as South Korea and Thailand.

Conscription is now being dropped in many countries.

conscription program in the united states was known colloquially as "the draft"

In England, WW1 conscription ended in 1919. For twenty years, there after that, there was no conscription in Britain. In 1939, conscription for World War II began, and did not end until the mid-1960's.

Conscription deeply divided Australia in the early 1900's. Many families (and citizens for that matter) did not agree with boyhood conscription, so an opposition was formed. Conscription is no longer practiced in Australia.

Conscription, also known as the draft, affected the Civil War in different ways. Since the conscription was new in this time, there were some flaws in their system which made it unfair to some. The conscription immediately led to riots and fear. Most of the riots had happened because the wealthy were able to pay to be exempt from the draft. Overall, the initial conscription of the Civil War itself was not very successful or liked because of how much conflict and pressure it put on the people's shoulders. However, war wise, it gave each side more men to fight with.

they introduced conscription in order to win the war on the Western front

The Australian draft (conscription) ended in December 1972.

Hitler introduced conscription in the year 1935 !

For the United States the first draft (conscription) began during the U.S. Civil War. The last draft (conscription) was during the Vietnam War.

"Conscription" exists in French too with the same meaning, but the usual term is "service militaire". Conscription does not exist in France since 2001.

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