Throughout history, conscription has enabled the raising of mass armies at little cost and completely changed the scale of warfare it enabled napoleon to raise the first great conscription army of 06 million french soldiers which he led against russia in the late 1790s. Conscription would vitiate the effectiveness of the army while yielding few rewards a professional, all volunteer force is better suited to afghanistan's unique conditions. Conscription in the united states, commonly known as the draft, has been employed by the federal government of the united states in five conflicts: the american revolution, the american civil war, world war i, world war ii, and the cold war (including both the korean war and the vietnam war. Conscription is the term given to any involuntary labour called upon by an authority historically, conscription refers to people being required to enlist in the armed forces of a country during wartime.
There is no need for a specific country to introduce or practice conscription as long as it is protected by professional armies of its allies (or by a professional army of its own) the conscript army is not effective. Re: a conscripted army vs a professional army it depends on your definition of conscript the prussian army consisted of hired professionals (one third) and drafted conscripts (two thirds) because prussia had an early form of compulsory military service and a sophisticated draft system that covered the entire country. Somewhere i read that the difference between a conscripted and a professional army is not necessarily the quality for example the best military quality in wwii was shown by the conscripted wehrmacht and red army.
This pre-war conscription vs pre-was professional army is the only angle so far that has been accessible without going into chauvinistic arguments verily a first time when the un-quantifiable can at least be put in some sort of frame of reference. The movement from conscription to an all-volunteer force (avf) was a contentious issue when it was proposed in the 1960s however, concerns about relying on volunteers to maintain a professional military at required levels have proven to be unfounded. In the past we needed the draft because young american men wouldn't volunteer to risk death in the army no other service drafts, just the army there is a huge gap in terms of personal risk between serving in a close combat unit versus doing personal service in a hospital or national park.
The ways of recruitment to the military vary greatly from country to country (see refusing to bear arms) mass armies based on some sort of conscription and professional armies based on voluntary service are the main two types. The roman army, famed for its discipline, organistion, and innovation in both weapons and tactics, allowed rome to build and defend a huge empire which for centuries would dominate the mediterranean world and beyond. Just before the conscription was called off in the netherlands, the conscripts were only stationed at home and any peace missions were dealt with by the professional army this is mostly a selfish argument, i don't want to loose a year of my life to the state.
Conscription, sometimes called the draft, is the compulsory enlistment of people in a national service, most often a military service conscription dates back to antiquity and continues in some countries to the present day under various names. Us military as a professional army since then is quite the opposite a military is a tool to be used by the command structure officers are never conscripts, and the commentary that a conscript army cannot form a 'state within a state' is specious at best, and assumes mutiny. Used rarely professional army is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the collins dictionary view usage for: all years last 10 years last 50 years last 100 years last 300 years nearby words of 'professional army.
Building on the directory's conscription law of september 1798, the napoleonic regime, after considerable trial and error, had created the mechanisms for imposing on the citizens of france and the annexed territories the distasteful obligation of military service. A professional army versus conscription a professional army and universal conscription are the two major types of military service practised in the world evidently, both of them have their own benefits, but i presume that a conscript army is more efficient. Conscription just allows uneducated citizens to become soldiers a professional army only allows educated (high school or above) citizens to become soldiers having the constitution set to militia will leave you with a professional army, but random citizens will aid the army during war.
Nowegian army, hah, a joke lol as for your hypothetical battle, i would say norway as the home team usually has the advantage i would say a professional army is better than an army of conscrips. A draft army is based on the conscription (ie, compulsive enlistment in military service) of individuals to meet the army's personnel needs that are not met by those that voluntarily chose military service. A professional army versus a conscript army army, a large body of men (and sometimes women) trained and armed for land warfare today, all developed nations maintain armies with large numbers of tanks, armored personnel carriers, helicopters, and even ships. The main reason that the war remains so remote from the lives of middle-class americans is the absence of a military draft this is a subject that no one seems to want to talk about.