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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

"Throughout European history monarchs, states, and governments have claimed the right to select men and force them to serve in the military. Modern conscription, whereby all the young men (and later sometimes also women) under the jurisdiction of a state were liable for military service and a selection of them was taken into the armed forces each year, emerged in France in 1798 with the "loi Jourdan" during the French Revolutionary Wars (17921801). This article explores the ideas about conscription, and their communication and introduction across Europe during and after the Napoleonic Wars (18031815), as well as discussing its history afterwards…."
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