Conscription
Conscription, or drafting, is the compulsory enlistment of people in a national service, most often a military service. Conscription dates back to antiquity and continues in some countries to th...
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Conscription in the Netherlands
Conscription in the Netherlands (Dutch: dienstplicht) was first employed in 1810 by French occupying forces. Napoleon's brother Louis Bonaparte, who was King of Holland from 1806 to 1810, had trie...
Conscription in the United Kingdom
Conscription in the United Kingdom has existed for two periods in modern times. The first was from 1916 to 1920, the second was from 1939 to 1960, with the last conscripted soldiers having left the se...
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Conscription in the United States
Conscription in the United States, commonly known as the draft, has been employed by the federal government on three occasions. The third incarnation of the draft came into being in 1940 through the ...
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Selective Service Act of 1917
The Selective Service Act or Selective Draft Act (Pub.L. 65–12, 40 Stat. 76, enacted May 18, 1917) authorized the federal government to raise a national army for the American entry into...
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Conscientious objection
A conscientious objector (CO) is an "individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service" on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, and/or religion. In general, conscien...
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Antimilitarism
Antimilitarism is a doctrine commonly found in the anarchist movement, and more globally in the socialist movement, which may be characterized as internationalist movements. It relies heavily on a cri...
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Conscientious objection throughout the world
A conscientious objector (CO) is an "individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service" on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, and/or religion. In general, conscien...
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Draft dodger
Draft evasion is an intentional decision not to comply with the military conscription policies of one's nation. Such practices that do not involve law breaking or which are based on conscientious obje...
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Social contract
In moral and political philosophy, the social contract or political contract is a theory or model, originating during the Age of Enlightenment, that typically addresses the questions of the origin of ...
Social solidarity
Solidarity is unity (as of a group or class) which produces or is based on unities of interests, objectives, standards, and sympathies. It refers to the ties in a society that bind people together as ...
Active citizenship
Active citizenship refers to a philosophy espoused by organizations and educational institutions which advocates that members of companies or nation-states have certain roles and responsibilities to s...
Industrial warfare
Industrial warfare is a period in the history of warfare ranging roughly from the early 19th century and the start of the Industrial Revolution to the beginning of the Atomic Age, which saw the rise o...
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Total war
Total war is a war that may include any and all civilian-associated resources and infrastructure as legitimate military targets, and accepts significant civilian or other non-combatant casualties as c...
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War effort
In politics and military planning, a war effort refers to a coordinated mobilization of society's resources—both industrial and human—towards the support of a military force. Depending on ...
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Military service
Military service is service by an individual or group in an army or other militia, whether as a chosen job or as a result of an involuntary draft (conscription). Some nations (e.g., Mexico) require a ...
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Mongolian General Purpose Force
General Purpose Force of the Mongolia (Mongolian: Монгол Улсын Ерөнхий Цэргийн Хүчин, Mongol Ulsyn Eronhii Tsergiin Hüchin) is the land force of the Armed Forces of the Mongolia, formed from parts of ...
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Battle of Coronel
The First World War naval Battle of Coronel took place on 1 November 1914 off the coast of central Chile near the city of Coronel. German Kaiserliche Marine forces led by Vice-Admiral Graf Maximilian ...
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White Cross (chemical warfare)
White Cross (Weisskreuz) is a World War I chemical warfare agent consisting of one or more lachrymatory agents: bromoacetone (BA), bromobenzyl cyanide (Camite), bromomethyl ethyl ketone (homomartonite...
USS PC-558
USS PC-558 was a PC-461-class submarine chaser built for the United States Navy during World War II. She was sunk by U-230 on 9 May 1944 with the loss of about half of her complement; there were 30 su...
German submarine U-450
The German submarine U-450 was a Type VIIC U-boat in the service of Nazi Germany during World War II. The submarine was laid down in July 1941 in Danzig, Germany (now Poland). She was launched in July...
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Swisscoy
The Swisscoy is an association of the Swiss Army in Kosovo. It is provided as part of the KFOR of NATO military mission to promote peace. The association contains a contingent of more than 235 people ...
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Fat Man and Little Boy
Fat Man and Little Boy (a.k.a. Shadow Makers in the UK) is a 1989 film that reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret Allied endeavor to develop the first nuclear weapons during World War II. The f...
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Battle of the North Cape
The Battle of the North Cape was a Second World War naval battle which occurred on 26 December 1943, as part of the Arctic Campaign. The German battleship Scharnhorst, on an operation to attack Arctic...
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National Service Act of 2006
Universal National Service Act of 2006, sponsored by Rep. Charles Rangel, was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on February 14, 2006. On February 23, 2006, it was referred to the Hous...
Draft evasion
Draft evasion is an intentional decision not to comply with the military conscription policies of one's nation. Such practices that do not involve law breaking or which are based on conscientious obje...
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