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    How did the Draft Riots in New York affect Reconstruction?

    So how did the draft riots in New York affect the Reconstruction? I know the draft riots was more than just the struggle between the rich and the poor, Irish vs the blacks. I know there was a whole political conflict behind it as well. And ultimately affected Reconstruction after the Civil War...
  2. M

    Student Questions about the WW2 Draft

    Heyyy so I've posted in like two other forums but I have got no answers yet and I really need some help on WW2 research. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, or if I am doing this all wrong. I'm trying very hard, and after weeks of trying to get all my questions answered, I am hoping I...
  3. Speculatin'

    Oldest draft of King James Bible discovered

    Look what I bumped into: Oldest Draft of King James Bible Discovered, Historian Says
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    Inviting critical comments on 2nd draft on ancient Indian History

    Posting here to get more feedback from people with general history interest. I have made a long blog post, too long to upload here Venkytalks This is expanding on last years first draft and incorporates a lot of the criticism of Jinit, Tornada, Vajra, Ajanbahu and others. Would welcome...
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    Criticism Invited on second draft

    I have made a long blog post, too long to upload here - will try again. Venkytalks This is expanding on last years first draft and incorporates a lot of the criticism of Jinit, Tornada, Vajra, Ajanbahu and others. Would welcome critical comments. I will be subsequently uploading a write up...
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    Vietnam War Draft Dodgers - What Was Public Opinion?

    Hey, I'm doing some research on the Vietnam War, and draft dodgers, and one thing I've been having a lot of trouble finding is what the public opinion was on them, and what influenced the public opinion. If anyone can give me some good resources/information on this, that would be awesome...
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    The NYC draft riots

    Was the reason the availability of an extension for $300? Irish being Democrats? Irish identification with rebels? Abolitionist being antiCatholic? Competition for low end jobs with free blacks and and fear of more blacks if the southern ones were freed? High casualties in the war? What role...
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    Which countries did draft more soldier during WW1? Kingdom of Hungary or England?

    Hello! Which countries did draft more soldier during WW1? Kingdom of Hungary or England? I interested about the statistics in "Kingdom of England" part of the UK. Austria-Hungary -as a whole- drafted 7,8M soldiers during WW1. (Itself Kingdom of Hungary drafted 4Million, while Austria drifted...
  9. K

    Vietnam War Draft Lottery Question

    I'm curious about the details of the Vietnam Draft Lottery, the first of which was held on Dec 1, 1969. Was it a law that re-instituted this lottery (previously used in WWII)? If so, what law? Enacted on what date? Was it an executive order issued by Nixon? If so, what order, issued on what...
  10. amazedkat

    was hitler the most militaristic draft dodger in history

    not many questions about the hooded claw on this site, hope i haven't broken a taboo.
  11. SirOrmondeWinter

    The Vietnam draft

    Can anyone answer me some questions about it? I've heard lots of conflicting things, that you couldn't be drafted if you were an only son/married/had kids were in the reserves/college exemptions etc. That areas ran a lottery and people had 'high draft numbers', what does that mean? Was it...
  12. Chancellor

    South Africa and military draft

    How compulsory was military draft before the end of apartheid in the early 1990s? Anyone with personal experiences (particularly of service outside South Africa proper) that would elaborate how society and life was affected by the NP government's military policies? Were Blacks ever conscripted...
  13. Rasputin1234

    The Draft - Justifiable or No?

    Pretty straightforward really. Do you believe the State should have the authority to conscript citizens into Military Service?
  14. TellSackett

    WWI and WWII Draft and Enlistment.

    A year ago I started researching my family tree. However, lately I've been running into a brick wall. The person I am trying to research is Wilfred Thomas "Tom" Caron (born 1897), my great-grandfather. All I have to go off of is some family lore and two photographs of him in Navy uniform. The...
  15. Edward

    End of draft?

    As Past Recedes, Germans Reconsider the Draft By MICHAEL SLACKMAN BERLIN — For the first time in more than half a century, Germany’s political leadership appears ready to end the draft, a post World War II mandate embedded in the Constitution to prevent this nation’s military from ever again...
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    The military draft and mentally ill

    During WW2, conscripts were trained to jump from an airplane unto enemy territory. What about those who were afraid of heights? What measures were taken to handle mentally ill (schizophrenics and people with anxiety disorders) when the US had a military draft from WW2 until it was abolished in...
  17. CelticBard

    Draft

    Do you think it's an issue?