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08-03-2012, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Acadmus View Post
All depends upon where you live, I believe, so you're likely stuck.

I know they have mandatory conscription in Russia (my brother in law got out of it due to health issues, but at one point they were pulling a Soviet-era trick and showing up and dragging young folks off in the middle of the night if they didn't report), and I'm pretty sure I heard/read that they do in Finland and Sweden too. Not sure where else.
Finland has conscription, Sweden moved to professional army, not many countries in Europe do have conscription: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Russia and some former soviet states. UK has professional army, but one of its territories, Bermuda has conscription.
USA has Selective Service, so if they need to start draft, it's easy to do.


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