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"The soldier who serves his country through fear instead of love is not free; his comrades and his officers , the ministers or organs of military justice, are all his enemies."

   --  Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

What is conscription?


Compulsory enlistment for state service, typically into the military.

Wider definition

Is tax a form of conscription?

What's wrong with conscription?

It implies that a persons existence is only for the service of others.
Conscripted troops tend not to have high morals.

In Turkey, its only men and non gays that conscription, where to start with the violation of human rights. Those with university degrees, do less time.

The article below shows some of the lengths people go not to be conscripted.