john18061806I have a friend who is doing that right now, he says it's 6 months of actual training. But according to him there's no time for anything while you're in it, and it's just a huge waste of tax money ($3 billion), seriously, aside from joining the European Union in conflicts, Finland's military doesn't do too much. 36,479 active (people in the mandatory year) and about only 1,000 deployed somewhere, more likely peace keeping operations than actual fighting. I just hope to see them come out with something next year.
mandatory military service is the dumbest shit out. if you're gonna have it, make it equal. Women don't have to do it in Switzerland and also Finland I believe, either make it for everyone or no-one. It wastes peoples time and opportunities. Why should women get out of it when peoples opportunities of a lifetime are flushed down the drain? Their equality should equate to them having to do it too, like in Israel.
"Back when I was skateboarding more, a bunch of my Swiss friends were coming up in the industry only to be forced to do a year of military service which kind of destroyed their careers, have you already done yours or is that still to come? How do you feel about that as a law?
I got out of the army because of my ACL injury so, I’m in the ‘Civil Protection Service’. I have to do one week of service every year. I think the military service should be a choice, not forced." - Sami Ortlieb interviewed by Twig earlier this season - http://www.newschoolers.com/readnews/44792/Outside-The-Box--S-mi-Ortlieb-Interview?c=6&o=5
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