Many countries have compulsory military service for men after

Many countries have compulsory military service for men after they leave school. It would be a good idea for all countries to adopt this system for men and possibly  women.

 Do you agree or disagree with this statement?


Many countries have compulsory military service for men after

 

The policy of having compulsory national service in a country is quite a controversial one. In some countries it is a good idea and even an essential part of their society. In other countries however it would not work and is not even really necessary.

Many countries have compulsory national service. Some countries that I know that have it are France, Germany, Austria and Korea. I didn‛t do it myself but I have friends from these countries that did it and they did not enjoy it. The reason for it though is not enjoyment. The reason is to have a population who are semi-trained for the protection of their country. In my country we had national service after World War Two until 1960. At that time my country needed a large army in order to meet its obligations at home and abroad. After 1960 however the army became a wholly professional one. A lot of people still feel that national service should continue as it gives discipline and experience to many young people who need this kind of training. However the population is such now in my country that national service would create an unnecessarily large army that would be a massive drain on public resources which come in turn from ordinary citizens‛ taxes.

I only know one country that has national service for both men and women and that is Israel. This country definitely needs national service due to the terrible situation in which it finds itself. They have to have compulsory national service though I am sure that they would scrap it if their security situation changed.

In conclusion I feel that national service is a necessary evil in some countries as they feel they have to have a force of men trained that can protect their country. In my opinion though, countries that can do with just a professional army do not need national service any more and, by stopping it, they no longer have the extra cost of funding it. I therefore disagree with the statement that all countries should adopt national service.

Many countries have compulsory military service for men after

Many countries have compulsory military service for men after



Many countries have compulsory military service for men after

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A recent newspaper article reported that a 14 year-old boy who seriously destroyed his school got the punishment to clean the streets, instead of being sent to prison. Do you think this is right, or do you think that such criminals should be sent to prison?

 

 

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