compulsory service in the military during peacetime
Compulsory service in the armed forces; conscription
National service is a common name for mandatory government service programmes. The term became common British usage during and for some years following the Second World War. Many young people spent one or more years in such programmes. Compulsory military service typically requires all citizens, or all male citizens, to participate for a period of a year during their youth, usually at some point between the age of 18 and their late twenties.
The numerical value of national service in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of national service in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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Personally he had agreed to leave his career in the corporate sector to serve the government as his national service.
Investors are extremely unimpressed with their sudden conscription into national service, and you can see that in their share prices.
On one hand they want to be soldiers or to do national service, and on the other hand they are scared of hostile attacks, not only from their families but from society.
I hope to change things for the better, For 30 years this country has been about left versus right. Now we want to change things on the inside: national service, education, housing, a middle class that cannot finish the month.
Israel is in the midst of a difficult military and diplomatic campaign against terrorists. An organisation that works to prove allegations that Israel is committing war crimes should be so good as to do so with its own resources and not with civilian national service volunteers and state funds.
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