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Not a complete list of course, but some reasons,not in any order would be : Patriotism, adventure, to escape un-employment,escape parental rules,or boredom,need for excitement,chance to travel the world, even in some cases escape the courts and police. I think the majority were to fight those who attacked us.

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Q: Why were so many young men and women eager to enlist in World War 2?
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