Scandinavia and the World

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Suit up...WITH GUNS 3 3, 8:53pm


Anyone but those who are going to be torn from their lives and had to waste a year turning into good little soldiers as opposed to actually living. As I've said, it's very easy to see the benefits where it's not YOU who are going to sacrifice that year.

Besides, training is not so much physical as mental, emotional - discipline, unity of thought and action, surrendering of decision-making, etc. The consequences for the mentality of young people formed by that training is noticeable.

And all of that, in my opinion, is not needed. Are you seriously expect anyone to invade Sweden? In short to medium timespan? Who exactly? It's not a response to actual threat, it's an emotional appeal to the country in order to show its citizens that some "serious" steps are being done, no matter its inefficiency.