A Civilization advance.
Compulsory enrollment in the armed forces, or conscription, was introduced in France during the Revolution in 1789. In the eras that followed, wartime conscription was instituted by many nations, including most of the major participants in the World Wars. The United States maintained peacetime conscription for nearly thirty years following World War II.
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Con*scrip"tion (?), n. [L. conscriptio: cf. F. conscription.]

1.

An enrolling or registering.

The conscription of men of war. Bp. Burnet.

2.

A compulsory enrollment of men for military or naval service; a draft.

 

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Con*scrip"tion (?), a.

Belonging to, or of the nature of, a conspiration.

 

© Webster 1913.

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