Ancient Civilizations Essays


Is Mandatory Military Service a Good Idea

throughout history including right up to our own time. ancient civilizations, such as the Greeks and Romans, relied upon mandatory military service at one point or another in order to maintain national security (Finley, 1981). Throughout the Middle Ages, the nations of the West required mandatory military service of its populace in exchange for certain rights. Even today, states such as Israel require that all able-bodied citizens serve in the Israeli military for a number of years -- primarily because Israel feels that its security is at stake. Considering that America can be said to be in a similar… Continue Reading...