What was the first war in which the draft was used?
Actually, if we are referring to the United States, the first actual Draft was used by the North in the Civil War. It was highly unpopular, as it was very unfairly conducted.
The FIRST US war to have an "official" military draft was the US Civil War (1861-1865); which also resulted in the nation's FIRST "draft riots." Vietnam (1961-1975) was the LAST military draft, with the accompanying last "draft riots." US males were drafted in WW1 (1917-1918), WW2 (1941-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953).
The question does not indicate a nation with any draft laws. If speaking about the US Civil War, the first draft in American history was created in the South in 1862 and in the North in 1863. Other US wars also had a draft, and also a peace time draft as well. US President Nixon abolished the US draft.
The US Civil War (1861-1865) was the US's first military draft; the Vietnam War (1961-1975) was the US's last military draft. Both the Civil War & Vietnam War had draft dodgers and draft riots. Both the Civil War and Vietnam War were un-declared wars; in both wars, the South lost the war; during both wars the US President was assassinated; during both wars a Vice President Johnson took over office.
During the US Civil War, which was also an "un-declared war" (can't declare war on yourself), men rallied to their respective flags (volunteered). Until after the first few battles...when they saw what real war was; after that...men had to be FORCED to fight! That entailed conscription; being drafted for military service. The US Civil War was the United State's first official large military draft of men. The Vietnam War was America's last draft of men.
It was the first war that was in photos, weapons were developed durning the war that were the foundation for weapons today. The submarine was developed, spying using hot air balloons , flame throwers were used, the repeater rifle, barbwire, a bomb was developed, the draft was used, and many other things that make it the "first modern war"
The United States periodically institutes a draft when the government has declared war and the number of volunteers is insufficient to accomplish its war goals. The US had fought several wars without enacting a draft at all, such as the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The most recent war during which conscription was used was the Vietnam War. All men are required to register for the draft at age 18, in case war is…
In the early part of the American Civil War, both the north and the south had many volunteers. As the war wore on, and casualties mounted, the volunteers dwindled. Both sides used the draft to fill their military ranks. The draft, or threat of a draft, caused many to volunteer before they were drafted.