Military service: conscription

Service Description

On 01.07.2011, the 2011 Act Amending the Law on Military Service came into force. After more than 50 years of compulsory military service, conscription will henceforth be waived. Instead, young men and women can perform up to 23 months of voluntary military service.

However, compulsory military service remains anchored in the Basic Law, and the Bundestag is to be able to reinstate it in an emergency.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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