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Compulsory Military Training

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Given the events of World War I and II, there is reasonable argument for compulsory military training for all men between the ages of 18 to 23. The training allows the country and state to be prepared in case of war, provides physical health and vocational training, and promotes democracy. At the same time, it is argued that without the threat of world war, the country and states would be reasonably prepared for conflict, there is little agreement on the disciplinary and health benefits of such training, and the economic benefits of a government payroll does not contribute to the overall standard of living.