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Should Obligatory Community/Military Service Be Introduced?
People who are concerned about, or simply do not want to serve in the military, would likely choose community service instead.
Having an opt-out mechanism would allow people who are opposed to the violent aspects of the military to contribute to the country like the rest of their peers.
18 year old adolescents may be seduced by romantic notions of military service.
This assumes that people are able to predict the stresses the military will pose to them; it is likely that they will underestimate the effect it could have on them.