Mandatory Military Service a good idea or a bad one? info
I've been thinking about it lately. As you all know I live in Canada. Second largest nation with a ridiculously small population. Although we don't have any homeland threats at the moment, many old threats could arise very easily (the indian group who bombed that one plane, quebec seperatists, terrorists). I really think that Canada should have mandatory military service due to it's huge border and small population. There's many pros and cons to this but I think the pros outweigh the cons.
I think we would have a much better educated population because of all these people who bash our armed forces would understand what the men and women in uniform are going through so the'd shut their mouths.
It'd open doors to many youth who don't know what to do with their life (ie a career in the armed forces).
It'd toughen people up (ie seperating the men from the boys).
Provide money to people who need it.
Make the population more patriotic (I see too many people who hate their nation).
Now I'm not just talking about solely Canada having this, but I'm talking about other countries as well and the general concept of mandatory military service. What are your thoughts?
(Of course this is a bias on my part!)
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