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Québec would never agree to conscription, he believed, and if he joined the pro-conscription coalition French Canada would be delivered into the hands of Henri BOURASSA and his nationalistes.
As a military measure conscription was a failure; as a political measure it had largely been responsible for the re-election of the Borden government, but it left the Conservative Party with a heavy liability in Québec and in the agricultural West.
Québec's BLOC POPULAIRE continued to fight against conscription by presenting candidates for the Aug 1944 provincial elections and the June 1945 federal elections.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001859   (693 words)

 conscription - Encyclopedia.com
Conscription in the modern sense of the term dates from 1793, when the Convention of the French Republic raised an army of 300,000 men from the provinces.
The institution of conscription, which was increasingly justified by statesmen on grounds of national defense and economic stimulation, spread to other European nations and Japan in the 19th cent.
Conscription versus penal servitude: army reform's influence on the Brazilian State's management of social control, 1870-1930.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-conscrip.html   (1334 words)

 Civil War Confederate Conscription
Albert B. Moore, in "Conscription and Conflict in the Confederacy," seems to regard the South's great mistake was not in turning to conscription, but in relying at first on volunteers.
The flaws of the Southern draft were functions of all conscripted armies and prevailed in the North as well as in Europe: overzealous draft officers; the host of exemptions, widely abused, however well regulated in theory; and the ease with which the richer class of men of military age avoided service.
The more than one-year lapse between the Confederate conscription act, approved April 16, 1862, and the Conscription Act that passed the U.S. Congress on March 3, 1863, is often cited as evidence of different abilities or enthusiasm on opposite sides in the Civil War.
www.etymonline.com /cw/conscript.htm   (3134 words)

 Conscription - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Conscription is the involuntary requirement of a government that certain of its citizens serve in the armed forces.
Conscripts often face brutal hazing and bullying upon their enterance into the military known as dedovschina, some dying as a result.
Conscription of men into the armed forces of New Zealand came into effect in 1940, and was abolished in 1972.
www.voyager.in /Conscription   (7689 words)

 Daniel Webster: On Conscription (1814)
Let it then be known, that there were those, who would have stopped you, in the career of your measures, and held you back, as by the skirts of your garments, from the precipice, over which you are plunging, and drawing after you the Government of your Country.
Conscription is chosen as the most promising instrument, both of overcoming reluctance to the Service, and of subduing the difficulties which arise from the deficiencies of the Exchequer.
All the means and instruments which a free Government exercises, as well as the ends and objects which it pursues, are to partake of its own essential character, and to be conformed to its genuine spirit.
www.constitution.org /dwebster/conscription.htm   (1369 words)

 Russian Military Reform, Conscription, Professional Army - CDI Russia Weekly #243   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Unlike the Americans, the Israel Defense Forces (tsakhal in Hebrew) is recruited on the basis on conscription of young men and women that reach 18.
The caution in the assessment of the GOMU chief is explained with the fact that the experiment for transferring the 76th Pskov airborne division to a contract recruitment basis, which began on September 01, 2002, so far gives a failure: only half of the required 1,100 people have been recruited.
According to Valery Astanin, chief of the GOMU department for conscription and recruitment, the main contingent of young men recruited to the army do not have secondary technical education, and in some cases even elementary education.
www.cdi.org /russia/243-12.cfm   (1338 words)

Le Québec n'acceptera jamais la conscription, croit-il, et s'il se joint à une coalition en faveur de la conscription le Canada français sera livré aux mains d'Henri BOURASSA et de ses nationalistes.
Pour apaiser les partisans de la conscription, le premier ministre W.L. Mackenzie KING décide de tenir un plébiscite demandant aux Canadiens de libérer le gouvernement de sa promesse de ne pas avoir recours à la conscription.
Au Québec, le BLOC POPULAIRE continue de lutter contre la conscription en présentant des candidats aux élections provinciales d'août 1944 et aux élections fédérales de juin 1945.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=F1ARTF0001859   (766 words)

 The Crime of Conscription by Rep. Ron Paul
A conscripted, unhappy soldier is better off on the long run than the slaves of old since the “enslavement” is only temporary.
Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense.
But the real sacrifice comes with conscription – forcing a small number of young vulnerable citizens to fight the wars that older men and women, who seek glory in military victory without themselves being exposed to danger, promote.
www.lewrockwell.com /paul/paul144.html   (1390 words)

 Conscription (Military Draft) In The Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Conscription also undercut morale, as soldiers complained that it compromised voluntary enlistments and appeared as an act of desperation in the face of repeated military defeats.
Under the Union draft act men faced the possibility of conscription in July 1863 and in Mar., July, and Dec. 1864.
Conscripts accounted for one-fourth to one-third of the Confederate armies east of the Mississippi between Apr. 1864 and early 1865.
www.civilwarhome.com /conscription.htm   (374 words)

 First World War: Conscription
It was new; it involved the disclosure of private affairs; and it led to a fear that cases might not be fairly and impartially dealt with.
Conscription, therefore, could only have been a matter of time, even if the proportion of single men attested under the Derby Scheme had been sufficient to cover the Prime Minister's pledge.
The Conscription Act was passed within a few months of the opening of the great military offensive of 1916, which revealed to the world the appalling scale of the losses that the nation would have to endure.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWconscription.htm   (2402 words)

 Conscription, by Christopher Jehn: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
Because these conscripts do not necessarily perform better than the volunteers they displace, this tax yields no "revenue." Because the conscripts are part of society, the tax they pay is simply a waste to the country as a whole.
Society is weaker because a draft inevitably causes wasteful avoidance behavior like the unwanted schooling, emigration, early marriages, and distorted career choices of the fifties and sixties.
The military is weaker because the presence of unwilling conscripts increases turnover (conscripts reenlist at lower rates than volunteers), lowers morale, and causes discipline problems.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/Conscription.html   (1338 words)

 Unsigned: Conscription (June 1939)
The decision of the British bourgeoisie to conscript youth reveals that they are consciously preparing for the outbreak of hostilities in a matter of months.
It was rumoured first that the announcement of conscription hinged on the answers Hitler gave to the peace proposals of the British ambassador sent to Germany for that purpose.
The other capitalist powers who oppose the axis have unanimously hailed conscription as the organisation before the war of another British Expeditionary Force to be thrown in the path of a German advance in Europe just as in the last war.
www.marxists.org /history/etol/newspape/win/vol02/no06/conscription.htm   (571 words)

 Involuntary Servitude: The Variations of Slavery
Conscription which is also called draft compulsory enrollment for service in a country's armed forces, is not to far away from slavery.
Conscripted workers aren't treated so badly and what they are required to do isn't so disrespectful.
Also, we learn about slavery and conscripted labor in a form of history but it's not just history at all, there is still slavery and child labor going on today.
www.wmich.edu /dialogues/themes/involuntaryservitude.htm   (1754 words)

 conscription — FactMonster.com
argued that every able-bodied man in a nation was a potential soldier and could by means of conscription be required to serve in the armed forces.
Confederacy: Conscription and States' Rights Extremists - Conscription and States' Rights Extremists The Confederate army early found that volunteers...
Conscript Fathers - Conscript Fathers In Latin, Patres Conscripti.
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 Definition of conscription - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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www.webster.com /dictionary/conscription   (36 words)

Compared to these extensive costs, some would argue there is very little benefit, if there ever were a war conscription and basic training could be completed quickly, and in most countries where conscription is compulsory...
Conscription - Conscription and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Many arguments opposed to conscription, or opposed to gender-discriminated conscription, arise from its violation of the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations.
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his legislation creating the young nation's first National Conscription Act was passed by the Second Congress, and signed in script type by President George Washington on May 8, 1792.
All persons are forbid harbouring or entertaining her, at his peril."
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