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Regarding Srichaphan's Military Duty? Is it a must in your country??

I think it sucks that you must join the military for a period of time, thankfully not in Indonesia where i came from. You choose to join the military, it's not a requirement.
What about in your country?? and if the answer is yes, for how long??
I know Israel has this regulation for its citizen aswell, as Anna Smashnova was on duty few years ago!

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yes... in Singapore... 2.5 years...

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do u guys mean national service?? my country is introduceing it in 2004
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not down in Oz but i have a question for people in countries that do it and that is, is there a certain age you have to do it at?

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unfortunately it is a duty in switzerland. you don't do it in one piece, but 4 months the first time, then 3 weeks every 2 years or something. but you know what? roger federer doesn't have to do it, because it would obviously destroy his career. don't know about the other swiss players, i can't imagine marc rosset has ever been in the army.


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Great Britain abolished National Service during either late 50's early 60's. The forces here actually turn people away!

BTW, didn't I read somewhere that Goran is currently doing his voluntarily?

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Hi Beat
I've always wondered what agreement Roger has with the military dep. of Switzerland. As most other sport have to do the service as well. But they usually are in season sports. So they can either take a summer or winter service to join. As tennis is almost all year round now that wouldn't work. Same with the other players.
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yeah!!!!!! adlysha!! hate it!!! hate it!!!!
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Why does Switzerland have compulsory military service?

I had a friend from Singapore who came to Australia (for school) to avoid doing military service back there. During school holidays, he would go to California in the US instead of going back to Singapore. The irony was that he ended up doing cadets while we were at school in Australia. In cadets, we learned how to march, parade, handle weapons, shoot guns and took part in war games. It wasn't a requirement. He CHOSE to do it!

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Quote:
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Why does Switzerland have compulsory military service?
THAT is a very good question.


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HI there!

In Germany, it's also required that you go to army for 9 months when you turn 18. If you are still in school, you'll have to go there right after your final exams. But fortunately, you can also choose between army and social service.

I think they should not ask Paradorn to join the army. He is really a honor for the country.

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In Austria you can choose between civil service and the army. You have to be 18 and army lasts 8 months. I finished it this May
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OMG I just read the article. This is awful Talk about destroying his life
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Why does Switzerland have compulsory military service?
Being "neutral" means they don't take sides in other people's shit, not that they won't defend themselves.

We don't have compulsory service in the US. I'm not sure I'd be opposed to it, so long as you had the option of doing community service rather than joining the military. Then again, I'm in my 30's now so that's easy for me to say.

I have to wonder, though, if having an all-volunteer army makes it easier (politically speaking) for our government to take military action. If you or someone you loved were at risk of being sent to a war/battle they didn't sign up for, I think you'd be less likely to sit quietly by as those decisions were made.

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Well I am sure and hope that Paradon will get an exception for it, serving two years mean that he will never gonna achieve the potential he can

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