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A draft, more formally known as a conscription, is when the United States Armed Forces begins requiring that people enlist. World War 2 was an extensive war and being that the military needed more manpower to fight it, the US Government began drafting young men.

For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscription_in_the_United_States

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