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The End of Service?

Francisco Cojuanco

Sometime traitor to his class
Location
Arizona
It reminds me of some of the discourse over many riots in the 1960s United States, at a time where there wasn't universal national service, but enough conscription that it was a major factor in society. Oftentimes, locals, especially black locals, tended to IIRC be more amenable when the government sent in regular units (who had large contingents of conscripts or "volunteered to avoid conscription" recruits) as opposed to the National Guard, which was often the preserve of disproportionately white middle class and higher volunteers who had less connection to the cities they were supposed to restore order in.
 
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Charles EP M.

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Oftentimes, locals, especially black locals, tended to IIRC be more amenable when the government sent in regular units (who had large contingents of conscripts or "volunteered to avoid conscription" recruits) as opposed to the National Guard, which was often the preserve of disproportionately white middle class and higher volunteers who had less connection to the cities they were supposed to restore order in.
That's interesting. Was the National Guard being that disproportionate a deliberate move by higher-class volunteers because of conscription?
 
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