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Germany eyeing conscription again
« on: August 24, 2016, 13:21:28 »
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Re: Germany eyeing conscription again
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 13:29:45 »
Do ya suppose all them security threats running around groping German women will be liable for service?
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Re: Germany eyeing conscription again
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2016, 17:44:14 »
Do ya suppose all them security threats running around groping German women will be liable for service?

I would hope not. Eventually, you'll have to give them weapons and ammo. Eventually, like Kabul and Baghdad, you'll get a sleeper who will take out as many of his classmates as they can before being killed themselves.
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Re: Germany eyeing conscription again
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2016, 18:13:47 »
I would hope not. Eventually, you'll have to give them weapons and ammo. Eventually, like Kabul and Baghdad, you'll get a sleeper who will take out as many of his classmates as they can before being killed themselves.

This. I don't believe Germany is currently stable enough to be making any heavy reforms to any part of their military system, let alone going as far as reinstating conscription considering how extreme the political poles are showing right now.
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Re: Germany eyeing conscription again
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2016, 20:02:05 »
This. I don't believe Germany is currently stable enough to be making any heavy reforms to any part of their military system, let alone going as far as reinstating conscription considering how extreme the political poles are showing right now.

They could likely reintroduce some form "National Service", as they had before.  It is not really conscription and it covers more than just compulsory military service.  It could be any of the Emergency Services and Medical as well. 
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Re: Germany eyeing conscription again
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2016, 20:28:05 »
It could be any of the Emergency Services and Medical as well.

I don't know how long it takes to train Police Officers or Firefighters in Germany, but German Paramedics require a three-year program.

How long would an individual's Conscription last?

« Last Edit: August 27, 2016, 20:37:22 by mariomike »

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Re: Germany eyeing conscription again
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2016, 20:34:45 »
In the most cases they were only Hospital Orderlies and other support staff.
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Re: Germany eyeing conscription again
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2016, 20:38:05 »
Thank-you, George.  :)

They could be trained as, what we call here, Equipment Technicians. Germany likely has something similar.
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Re: Germany eyeing conscription again
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2016, 20:48:45 »
I hope they consider women's rights. They'll boost their conscription strength by roughly 50% if they do.

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Re: Germany eyeing conscription again
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2016, 21:26:58 »
This. I don't believe Germany is currently stable enough to be making any heavy reforms to any part of their military system, let alone going as far as reinstating conscription considering how extreme the political poles are showing right now.


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Re: Germany eyeing conscription again
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2016, 07:28:10 »
Seems the General staff feel the same.  http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/german-military-wants-security-checks-on-recruits/

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Re: Germany eyeing conscription again
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2016, 08:57:25 »
Seems the General staff feel the same.  http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/german-military-wants-security-checks-on-recruits/

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That only makes sense.  What military within NATO or within the "Western Sphere of Influence" would not be performing some sort of "Security Checks" on its applicants?  Europe has had extremists in their midst's since the late 1940's, not to mention the tensions of the Cold War.   
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Re: Germany eyeing conscription again
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2016, 08:59:33 »
I hope they consider women's rights. They'll boost their conscription strength by roughly 50% if they do.

They have changed their laws back in the 1990's to allow women into their armed forces.  Prior to the Wall coming down, there were very few positions in the German Ministry of Defence for women.
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Re: Germany eyeing conscription again
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2016, 11:57:14 »
Prior to the Wall coming down, there were very few positions in the German Ministry of Defence for women.

Interesting how times and attitudes change.
I read that even during the war, it was not until February 12, 1945 that, "German women were called up for ser­vice in the Volks­sturm (national mili­tia)."
http://ww2days.com/women-recruited-into-german-militia.html