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March 21, 2024

Is mandatory military service beneficial for the country?




Total votes: 7

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  1. Ruba Al-baddawi
    90

    I think mandatory military service is going to be beneficial for the country.

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  2. CheerfulMagpie
    114

    I think that mandatory military service has both positive and negative aspects. Firstly, I think that requiring military service can help to promote patriotism and unity. It helps to create a …Read MoreI think that mandatory military service has both positive and negative aspects. Firstly, I think that requiring military service can help to promote patriotism and unity. It helps to create a community that is united in a common cause. I also believe that it would make a nation a more formidable and powerful opponent. This could potentially scare foreign governments from invading or threatening your nation because you have a large and well-trained population ready for service. However, I also see the massive harm of requiring military service. It can be a major problem to require everyone, regardless of beliefs, to serve in the military. Those who are pacifists and strictly against any form of military service would be put in a difficult decision. They would be forced to go against their moral beliefs to serve their country. This debate also brings about discussions about freedom. Requiring mandatory military service could be seen as anti-freedom and undemocratic. The debates around mandatory military service are difficult to answer. Read Less

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  3. SEM99
    18

    I lean no because I don’t think that military service is for everyone. It takes a certain kind of personality and will to make the sacrifices that our servicemembers make. That’s why we admire and …Read MoreI lean no because I don’t think that military service is for everyone. It takes a certain kind of personality and will to make the sacrifices that our servicemembers make. That’s why we admire and respect those who serve in the military. I also think mandatory service goes against founding principles like freedom of choice. Read Less

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  4. FearlessHusky1
    117.5

    I think military service can be beneficial for a country as it produces generations of trained citizen who could aid the country in the case of an emergency. However, I think that making it a …Read MoreI think military service can be beneficial for a country as it produces generations of trained citizen who could aid the country in the case of an emergency. However, I think that making it a mandatory thing would bring more problems than benefits to countries who are not used to that. I think it would exacerbate anti-government feelings instead of fostering patriotism.

    I feel like governments need to offer incentives like financial aid towards education or something similar to encourage young people to serve. Or set up a minimum quota for people who need to do military service, if the quota is not met then call random citizen who just turned 18 to serve. Read Less

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  5. HappyDuck
    61

    The military can be a very negative environment for a lot of people, so I don’t think it should be involuntary to serve in the military.

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  6. CuriousPanda2
    97.5

    I don’t think mandatory military service would be beneficial unless the United States was engaged in open war. The military attracts an extremely dedicated and disciplined corps of individuals, and …Read MoreI don’t think mandatory military service would be beneficial unless the United States was engaged in open war. The military attracts an extremely dedicated and disciplined corps of individuals, and those who cannot choose to sign up for such a lifestyle may be more harmful than helpful. If members are unmotivated, they may not foster the strength and willpower necessary to be a successful and productive soldier. Mandatory service also has the potential to create more anti-patriotic sentiments than unity if choice is taken away. During times of crisis, it has been shown that the draft has provided necessary troops, but a strategy such as this should not be implemented all the time. Read Less

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