Baby boomers were brought up with a ‘n’ number of problems hanging over their head. A common fear that exists for both youth and childhood is that of the effects of a nuclear catastrophe and the catastrophe that will taking place after the nuclear war. To control and prevent such things, regular checking has to be done.
Another main form of threat that was always present was that of perishing in a war. This was the main drawback of joining the military forces. This type of recruiting soldiers was done through many decades for many wars. This method was considered as a tradition for selecting soldiers.
Constrictive use was not something that the United States government discovered. Conscription dates back to the early Greek and roman civilizations. These types of conscriptions made sure that there was a regular supply of men in the army for war time activities.
Back in the 1960′s, there was a tradition in America that young men should provide their four years of their service to the army between school and college. This instilled the fear of death in young minds and made most of them cowards.
Many cultural assumptions were changed due to the agonizing Vietnam War. The baby boomer generation was the generation which questioned and destroyed the draft in the country. During the sixties all the men lived with a fear of draft, which symbolized a certain injury or may be even death. Thus the men feared for their lives and lived a pathetic life, a life full of fear and pain. After the demolishing of the drafts people lived a peaceful and happy life without any terror of losing lives.
The war draft in Vietnam not only instilled a fear in the youth.
The war went on over for long time that even teenagers started pondering over ideas to avoid the draft. Now, forty years later we forget to find a legitimate way making the draft pass young people was considered as an act of a coward.
All the relatives of the youth including the father who brought him up, the mother who raised him and all the sisters and brothers would do to save the youth from certain death was considered to be a fair game.
After the war at Vietnam ended, the draft which was developed at that time also came to a staggering end. The credit for this unique achievement goes to the army and the millions of young hearts that had kept an excellently trained army that could win in any battlefield even in the absence of a draft. Thus was the coordination between the people in the army. When the draft was destroyed, people were able to lead a peaceful life.
On thinking whether the military draft may return or not, the answer may be yes or no. If thought about in an angle we get the idea that generation of military drafts has died with the great baby boomer generation. But thinking in another angle, America has been a superpower in this world right from after the Vietnam War. They will not lower themselves to any nation. So if this is the case the Americans have got to have an excellent warfare and an excellent army. Not all people will voluntarily enter the army. So that it is clear that in an American citizen’s mind would definitely not want to bow down to any other nation in this world. So can a country have enough war staff and firepower to defend itself without a draft? Let’s wait and see.
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