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Conscription, also known as compulsory military service, is the practice of requiring military service of all qualifying individuals within a nation. Chiefly known for having been employed during the First and Second World Wars, the duration of modern-day conscription can range anywhere from two weeks to two years. But does conscription foster hyper-nationalism and unhealthy aggression? Is the government sending the message that war is inevitable? Or is conscription simply a means of building character and strength?

Yes, military conscription should be banned. Show more Show less

Military conscription is unnecessary in the modern world and sees more detriments than benefits.
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Objectifies young people's bodies

Young people's lives and health should not been viewed as expendable. Governments abuse their bodies as machines for war.
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