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A volunteer military or all-volunteer military is one which derives its manpower from volunteers or as a voluntary occupation, rather than conscription or mandatory service.wikipedia
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A volunteer military or all-volunteer military is one which derives its manpower from volunteers or as a voluntary occupation, rather than conscription or mandatory service.
As of the early 21st century, many states no longer conscript soldiers, relying instead upon professional militaries with volunteers.
The Indian Army is the world's largest standing volunteer army.
It is an all-volunteer force and comprises more than 80% of the country's active defence personnel.
BULBulgarianRepublic of Bulgaria
Domestic defence is the responsibility of the all-volunteer Bulgarian armed forces, composed of land forces, navy and an air force.
A country may offer attractive pay and benefits through military recruitment to attract potential recruits.
During World War II, the British Indian Army would become the largest volunteer army in history, rising to over 2.5 million men in August 1945.
Military service is service by an individual or group in an army or other militia, whether as a chosen job (volunteer) or as a result of an involuntary draft (conscription).
PerúRepublic of PeruPeruvian
Conscription was abolished in 1999 and replaced by voluntary military service.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines are a volunteer force.
Military volunteers are essential for the operation of volunteer militaries.
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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was created in 1994, as an all-volunteer military composed of the former South African Defence Force, the forces of the African nationalist groups (Umkhonto we Sizwe and Azanian People's Liberation Army), and the former Bantustan defence forces.
One significant example is in France, which has historically been the first to introduce modern conscription and whose model was followed by many other countries in Europe and elsewhere around the world.
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