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Conscription and Democracy: The Draft in France, Great Britain, and the United States

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Conscription and Democracy: The Draft in France, Great Britain, and the United States

Conscription and Democracy: The Draft in France, Great Britain, and the United States (Contributions in Military Studies) by George Q. Flynn
Publisher: Greenwood Press | Number Of Pages: 318 | Publication Date: 2001-12-30 | ISBN-10: 031331912X | PDF | 1 Mb

When the nature of modern warfare made an all-volunteer army inadequate, the major Western democracies confronted the dilemma of involuntary military service in a free society. The core of this manuscript concerns methods by which France, Great Britain, and the United States solved the problem and why some solutions were more lasting and effective than others. Flynn challenges conventional wisdom that suggests that conscription was inefficient and that it promoted inequality of sacrifice.