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16th Mar '17 1:54:30 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' follows the build-up to the historical [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_draft_riots New York City Draft Riots]] as the major B-Plot of the movie (and the riots themselves eventually interfere with the A-Plot, killing most of the cast). The reason why these riots occurred was because the New York rich paid to be left out of the draft on the Civil War and the poor (including shanghaied immigrants) were unable to do so.

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* ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' follows the build-up to the historical [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_draft_riots New York City Draft Riots]] as the major B-Plot of the movie (and the riots themselves eventually interfere with the A-Plot, killing most of the cast).cast as collateral damage). The reason why these riots occurred was because the New York rich paid to be left out of the draft on the Civil War and the poor (including shanghaied immigrants) were unable to do so.
16th Mar '17 1:53:47 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' follows the build-up to the historical [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_draft_riots New York City Draft Riots]] as the major B-Plot of the movie (and the riots themselves eventually interfere with the A-Plot, killing most of the cast). The reason why these riots occurred was because the New York rich paid to be left out of the draft on the Civil War and the poor (including shanghaied immigrants) were unable to do so.
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26th Feb '17 12:11:49 AM isolato
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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11536013/9/Hyperemesis-gravidarum Hyperemesis Gravidarum]]'', an Assassins' Guild graduate is seen industriously finding new and pressing reasons to extend her stay in Ankh-Morpork so as to avoid national service in [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica her native country]]. The expectation is that after being sponsorored through the toughest school on the Disc for seven years and having been taught lots of skills which would be useful to her Staadt, as one educated overseas at State expense she is expected to return Home and repay her country's investment in her. by signing up in a useful capacity. Heidi van Kruger has other ideas which do not include two years in the paramilitary SecretPolice. She notes to herself, seeing the example of a compatriot, that marriage and pregnancy would be a heroic last-ditch exemption. By the end of the story there is, in fact, a potential husband.

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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11536013/9/Hyperemesis-gravidarum Hyperemesis Gravidarum]]'', Gravidarum]]'' by Creator/AAPessimal, an Assassins' Guild graduate is seen industriously finding new and pressing reasons to extend her stay in Ankh-Morpork so as to avoid national service in [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica her native country]]. The expectation is that after being sponsorored through the toughest school on the Disc for seven years and having been taught lots of skills which would be useful to her Staadt, as one educated overseas at State expense she is expected to return Home and repay her country's investment in her. by signing up in a useful capacity. Heidi van Kruger has other ideas which do not include two years in the paramilitary SecretPolice. She notes to herself, seeing the example of a compatriot, that marriage and pregnancy would be a heroic last-ditch exemption. By the end of the story there is, in fact, a potential husband.
25th Feb '17 2:08:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11536013/9/Hyperemesis-gravidarum Hyperemesis Gravidarum]]'', an Assassins' Guild graduate is seen industriously finding new and pressing reasons to extend her stay in Ankh-Morpork so as to avoid national service in [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica her native country]]. The expectation is that after being sponsorored through the toughest school on the Disc for seven years and having been taught lots of skills which would be useful to her Staadt, as one educated overseas at State expense she is expected to return Home and repay her country's investment in her. by signing up in a useful capacity. Heidi van Kruger has other ideas which do not include two years in the paramilitary SecretPolice. She notes to herself, seeing the example of a compatriot, that marriage and pregnancy would be a heroic last-ditch exemption. By the end of the story there is, in fact, a potential husband.

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* In ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11536013/9/Hyperemesis-gravidarum Hyperemesis Gravidarum]]'', an Assassins' Guild graduate is seen industriously finding new and pressing reasons to extend her stay in Ankh-Morpork so as to avoid national service in [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica her native country]]. The expectation is that after being sponsorored through the toughest school on the Disc for seven years and having been taught lots of skills which would be useful to her Staadt, as one educated overseas at State expense she is expected to return Home and repay her country's investment in her. by signing up in a useful capacity. Heidi van Kruger has other ideas which do not include two years in the paramilitary SecretPolice. She notes to herself, seeing the example of a compatriot, that marriage and pregnancy would be a heroic last-ditch exemption. By the end of the story there is, in fact, a potential husband.
17th Feb '17 10:21:20 PM Exusia
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* Ilmari Gasotto in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesIII'' dodged the draft simply because he didn't feel like going. [[DisproportionateRetribution He got drafted into the Nameless for this.]]
14th Feb '17 3:07:51 PM jamespolk
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* LeonardNimoy explained that his surname means "mute" in Russian. He surmises that either one of his ancestors actually was mute, or pretended to be mute to avoid being conscripted into the Tsar's army. Considering that the term of military service was a mandatory [[InItForLife twenty-five years]], the latter theory sounds plausible.

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* LeonardNimoy explained that his surname means "mute" in Russian. He surmises that either one of his ancestors actually was mute, or pretended to be mute to avoid being conscripted into the Tsar's army. Considering that the term of military service was a mandatory [[InItForLife twenty-five years]], the latter theory sounds plausible.




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* In documentary ''Film/HeartsAndMinds'', one young man who has been hiding out from the draft decides, against his mother's advice, to turn himself in and make a public statement.
1st Dec '16 5:59:08 AM AFP
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An alternative for Draft Dodging is ''getting smart''. That means volunteering in a unit with little to do with actual military, such as National Guard, Coast Guard or Border Guard, or pulling the strings and/or gaming the system by getting yourself in a non-fighting position, such as company clerk, vehicle mechanic or drill instructor.

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An alternative for Draft Dodging is ''getting smart''. That means volunteering in a unit with little to do with actual military, such as National Guard, Coast Guard or Border Guard, or pulling the strings and/or gaming the system by getting yourself in a non-fighting position, such as company clerk, vehicle mechanic or drill instructor.
instructor. Of course, even this isn't foolproof, as in the US, the Coast Guard and National Guard can both be (and especially in recent years, often are) mobilized to the front lines, and even SoldiersAtTheRear might find themselves on the front due to the needs of the service or surprise enemy attacks.
19th Nov '16 9:48:11 PM azul120
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* A ''{{Series/QI}}'' episode discussed how during WWI, Germans and British propaganda teams bombed each other with leaflets carrying information on how to fake symptoms of tuberculosis so that you can be sent back. Methods including smoking 30 cigarettes per day to get the heart palpatations, raspy voice and cough; putting toothpaste into your eyes to make them watery and bloodshot, and mixing some smegma into your sputum samples to fool the people doing the biopsy.

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* A ''{{Series/QI}}'' ''Series/{{QI}}'' episode discussed how during WWI, Germans and British propaganda teams bombed each other with leaflets carrying information on how to fake symptoms of tuberculosis so that you can be sent back. Methods including smoking 30 cigarettes per day to get the heart palpatations, raspy voice and cough; putting toothpaste into your eyes to make them watery and bloodshot, and mixing some smegma into your sputum samples to fool the people doing the biopsy.












* ''{{Series/Community}}'' mentions that Pierce moved to Canada to sit out the Vietnam War.

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* ''{{Series/Community}}'' ''Series/{{Community}}'' mentions that Pierce moved to Canada to sit out the Vietnam War.






19th Nov '16 9:47:11 PM azul120
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An alternative for DraftDodging is ''getting smart''. That means volunteering in a unit with little to do with actual military, such as National Guard, Coast Guard or Border Guard, or pulling the strings and/or gaming the system by getting yourself in a non-fighting position, such as company clerk, vehicle mechanic or drill instructor.

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An alternative for DraftDodging Draft Dodging is ''getting smart''. That means volunteering in a unit with little to do with actual military, such as National Guard, Coast Guard or Border Guard, or pulling the strings and/or gaming the system by getting yourself in a non-fighting position, such as company clerk, vehicle mechanic or drill instructor.
8th Nov '16 8:43:43 AM AgProv
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* IOn ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11536013/9/Hyperemesis-gravidarum Hyperemesis Gravidarum]]'', an Assassins' Guild graduate is seen industriously finding new and pressing reasons to extend her stay in Ankh-Morpork so as to avoid national service in [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica her native country]]. The expectation is that after being sponsorored through the toughest school on the Disc for seven years and having been taught lots of skills which would be useful to her Staadt, as one educated overseas at State expense she is expected to return Home and repay her country's investment in her. by signing up in a useful capacity. Heidi van Kruger has other ideas which do not include two years in the paramilitary SecretPolice. She notes to herself, seeing the example of a compatriot, that marriage and pregnancy would be a heroic last-ditch exemption. By the end of the story there is, in fact, a potential husband.

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* IOn In ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11536013/9/Hyperemesis-gravidarum Hyperemesis Gravidarum]]'', an Assassins' Guild graduate is seen industriously finding new and pressing reasons to extend her stay in Ankh-Morpork so as to avoid national service in [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica her native country]]. The expectation is that after being sponsorored through the toughest school on the Disc for seven years and having been taught lots of skills which would be useful to her Staadt, as one educated overseas at State expense she is expected to return Home and repay her country's investment in her. by signing up in a useful capacity. Heidi van Kruger has other ideas which do not include two years in the paramilitary SecretPolice. She notes to herself, seeing the example of a compatriot, that marriage and pregnancy would be a heroic last-ditch exemption. By the end of the story there is, in fact, a potential husband.
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