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Korean Men having to serve at least 2 years or more in the Military
Posted 6/29/08
I think this is why the U.S. military is one of the best because the majority of the people volunteer to join. BUt in others they don't wan to join adn are kinda forced to do it.
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Posted 6/30/08
Not so sure about this, but doesnt the US draft citizen soldiers as well?

Anyway, not every country can afford to have a fully professional army. It depends on the existing political situation, population size and whether it has the resources to support.
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Posted 6/30/08

acotis wrote:

Not so sure about this, but doesnt the US draft citizen soldiers as well?

Anyway, not every country can afford to have a fully professional army. It depends on the existing political situation, population size and whether it has the resources to support.


While the US does draft citizens it doesn't work like the manditory service of other countries. It has to go through alot of loops/channels for a public draft to be ordered. I'm pretty weak in this area of knowledge but i'm pretty sure there hasn't been a draft of that size since vietnam. Might be the main reason they push the idea of volunteers so much. Although US can offer some pretty decent options for serving depending on your field or how you sign up.

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Posted 7/26/08
really guys???? people are surprised of going in the military in korea...thats really old news......its not that its ony for war, its to help build a sense of patriotism and discipline....to serve your country and protect the loved ones in it..thats all they ask for and besides the US had drafts all the time.....even when they didnt back than people wanted to join in the military to fight in the war
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Posted 7/27/08
what if you're gay though? xD
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Posted 7/27/08
Owww... thats sucked
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Posted 7/27/08
there is nothing more honoring than serving your country!
Celebrities are not an exeption,they should serve too!!
Besides,it's a good experience,it makes one stronger & more responsible & more manly,honestly i wish to see some Kcelebrities in the military services( i won't say name)!
after all,patriotism is important !
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Posted 7/27/08
Korea isn't the only country in which you'll need to serve in the military for a set amount of time. I think you need to in Israel as well. But yeah, that stinks. =/
Posted 7/27/08
o_0 *Imagining being a man in NK* Me in the army OMG TwT I wouldn't last a week (even thats a bit hopeful). Its not even about serving your country; some people do NOT have the metal or physical capacity to be soldiers. Are any analysis done before people a pulled in? I mean I'd be a useless soldier. ^-^' Imagine someone can't walk or is constantly sick etc.
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Posted 7/27/08
men in my country have to serve the military 2 years max.
Posted 8/14/08
wow really?
even lee jun ki?
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Posted 8/14/08
Singaporeans also. And they have to go back for reservice.
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Posted 8/15/08
Well yeah because Korea does not have the greatest population and if any war strikes out celebrities and others should not be excluded from this. Kim Jong Gook just came back from this two year draft in the army and it goes to show that just because you're famous doesn't mean you skip out on protecting your country.
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Posted 8/15/08
I guess it can be tough, yet it can be good for a man to experience two years in the military. I know they do it in Turkey too, one of the waiters at the hotel we stayed at is doing it next year.

I don't understand why people moan about actors/singers having to do it, why should they be exempt just because they chose the entertainment industry?
Posted 8/15/08
they are lucky it's only 2
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