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26th Nov '16 5:01:14 PM Neakal
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'', Mr. Garrison, Mr. Mackey, Uncle Jimbo, Ned, Randy Marsh and Chef are all either Colorado National Guardsmen or Army Reservists and they're called up during the American-Canadian War.

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* After the Islamic State captured most of northern Iraq in 2014 and the Iraqi Army collapsed, then-Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki signed the creation of one of these to compensate for the loss of their losses, creating the ''Popular Mobilisation Units''. By all accounts, they were able to halt the group's advance until the Army recovered and the two are currently working alongside to kick the group out of Iraq.
* Following the start of the Syrian Civil War, the Syrian Government decided to arm trusted local communities (usually minorities such as Druze and Christians) to focus Syrian Army (which was suffering massive manpower shortages at the time) on more important theaters. The implication was that these communities were not as loyal or ideologically invested in the Ba'ath Party [[EnemyMine but still did not wish to see]] the (mostly Islamist) rebels win. By 2013, they were amalgamated into the ''National Defence Forces'' alongside [[TheDreaded the Shabiha]] to form an organised response. As of 2016, they field as many fighters (albeit part-time) as the Syrian Army.




[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'', Mr. Garrison, Mr. Mackey, Uncle Jimbo, Ned, Randy Marsh and Chef are all either Colorado National Guardsmen or Army Reservists and they're called up during the American-Canadian War.

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26th Nov '16 12:22:06 PM DeltaDart
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* ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict'' pits the [[RedsWithRockets Red Army]] [[InvadedStatesOfAmerica against various units of the U.S. National Guard]], mainly those from [[TheOtherRainforest Oregon and Washington]].
26th Nov '16 1:20:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Frequently shows up in the ''Literature/JackRyan'' series by Creator/TomClancy. In particular, a brigade of the North Carolina National Guard plays a pivotal role in ''Executive Orders'', General Gennady Iosefovitch Bondarenko manages to field an entire division of reservists in ''The Bear And The Dragon'', and John Kelly (later [[BadAss John Clark]]) is threatened with being recalled to active duty since he checked the box for joining the reserves in ''Without Remorse''

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* Frequently shows up in the ''Literature/JackRyan'' series by Creator/TomClancy. In particular, a brigade of the North Carolina National Guard plays a pivotal role in ''Executive Orders'', General Gennady Iosefovitch Bondarenko manages to field an entire division of reservists in ''The Bear And The Dragon'', and John Kelly (later [[BadAss John Clark]]) Clark) is threatened with being recalled to active duty since he checked the box for joining the reserves in ''Without Remorse''
29th Sep '16 4:29:37 PM AgProv
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* The concept of the Home Guard in England is OlderThanFeudalism. [[note]]Which only began with the Norman Conquest of 1066[[/note]]. The core of the Anglo-Saxon armies which fought against the Danes and Norsemen from about 650 AD onwards was callef the ''Fyrd''. Essentially every able-bodied male betwen fourteen and sixty who could hold some sort of weapon was called up to fight under the immediate command of their local lord. The Thegn was expected to see the men on his lands received ''some'' sort of military training, were provisioned whilst at war, and where practicable received weapons and armour. In practice men of the Fyrd, where they hadn't inherited legacy armour or weapons, or taken them off a dead enemy as booty of war, had to make do with whatever they could scrounge - leather jerkins, or else spears hastily assembled from farm tools. The bulk of the fighting was done by the relatively small standing army. And no Anglo-Saxon army chose to fight during the harvest: the Fyrd tended to consider getting the crops in was more important than warfare.

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* The concept of the Home Guard in England is OlderThanFeudalism. [[note]]Which only began with the Norman Conquest of 1066[[/note]]. The core of the Anglo-Saxon armies which fought against the Danes and Norsemen from about 650 AD onwards was callef the ''Fyrd''. Essentially in a time of trouble, every able-bodied male betwen fourteen and sixty who could hold some sort of weapon was called up to fight under the immediate command of their local lord. The Thegn was expected to see the men on his lands received ''some'' sort of military training, were provisioned whilst at war, and where practicable received weapons and armour. In practice men of the Fyrd, where they hadn't inherited legacy armour or weapons, or taken them off a dead enemy as booty of war, had to make do with whatever they could scrounge - leather jerkins, or else spears hastily assembled from farm tools. The bulk of the fighting was done by the relatively small standing army. And no Anglo-Saxon army chose to fight during the harvest: the Fyrd tended to consider getting the crops in was more important than warfare.
29th Sep '16 4:27:59 PM AgProv
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* The concept of the Home Guard in England is OlderThanFeudalism. [[note]]Which only began with the Norman Conquest of 1066[[/note]]. The core of the Amglo-Saxon armies which fought against the Danes and Norsemen from about 650 AD onwards was callef the ''Fyrd''. Essentially every able-bodied male betwen fourteen and sixty who could hold some sort of weapon was called up to fight under the immediate command of their local lord. The Thegn was expected to see the men on his lands received ''some'' sort of military training, were provisioned whilst at war, and where practicable received weapons and armour. In practice men of the Fyrd, where they hadn't inherited legacy armour or weapons, or taken them off a dead enemy as booty of war, had to make do with whatever they could scrounge - leather jerkins, or else spears hastily assembled from farem tools. The bulk of the fighting was done by the relatively small standing army.

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* The concept of the Home Guard in England is OlderThanFeudalism. [[note]]Which only began with the Norman Conquest of 1066[[/note]]. The core of the Amglo-Saxon Anglo-Saxon armies which fought against the Danes and Norsemen from about 650 AD onwards was callef the ''Fyrd''. Essentially every able-bodied male betwen fourteen and sixty who could hold some sort of weapon was called up to fight under the immediate command of their local lord. The Thegn was expected to see the men on his lands received ''some'' sort of military training, were provisioned whilst at war, and where practicable received weapons and armour. In practice men of the Fyrd, where they hadn't inherited legacy armour or weapons, or taken them off a dead enemy as booty of war, had to make do with whatever they could scrounge - leather jerkins, or else spears hastily assembled from farem farm tools. The bulk of the fighting was done by the relatively small standing army. And no Anglo-Saxon army chose to fight during the harvest: the Fyrd tended to consider getting the crops in was more important than warfare.
29th Sep '16 4:25:41 PM AgProv
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* The concept of the Home Guard in England is OlderThanFeudalism. [[note]]Which only began with the Norman Conquest of 1066[[/note]]. The core of the Amglo-Saxon armies which fought against the Danes and Norsemen from about 650 AD onwards was callef the ''Fyrd''. Essentially every able-bodied male betwen fourteen and sixty who could hold some sort of weapon was called up to fight under the immediate command of their local lord. The Thegn was expected to see the men on his lands received ''some'' sort of military training, were provisioned whilst at war, and where practicable received weapons and armour. In practice men of the Fyrd, where they hadn't inherited legacy armour or weapons, or taken them off a dead enemy as booty of war, had to make do with whatever they could scrounge - leather jerkins, or else spears hastily assembled from farem tools. The bulk of the fighting was done by the relatively small standing army.
2nd Sep '16 1:07:42 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Most UNSC planets have a force of Colonial Militia, who are often the first line of defense when standard UNSC forces are not present; it was the Harvest militia who fought humanity's first major battle against the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Covenant]]. However, the only militia seen in the games themselves are the Reach militiamen in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''[='s=] "Nightfall" level. While a number of more autonomous human worlds, like [[Film/HaloNightfall Sedra]] and [[Literature/HaloLastLight Gao]], maintain their own proper militaries (complete with starships), their equipment still is vastly inferior to those of standard UNSC forces; for example, the Sedran Colonial Guard's standard-issue pistol is ''200'' years out of date.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Most UNSC planets have a force of Colonial Militia, who are often the first line of defense when standard UNSC forces are not present; it was the Harvest militia who fought humanity's first major battle against the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Covenant]]. However, the only militia seen in the games themselves are the Reach militiamen in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''[='s=] "Nightfall" level. While a number of more autonomous human worlds, like [[Film/HaloNightfall Sedra]] and [[Literature/HaloLastLight Gao]], maintain their own proper militaries (complete with starships), their equipment still is vastly inferior to those of standard UNSC forces; for example, the Sedran Colonial Guard's standard-issue pistol is ''200'' years out of date.
2nd Sep '16 1:07:34 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Most UNSC planets have a force of Colonial Militia, who are often the first line of defense when standard UNSC forces are not present; it was the Harvest militia who fought humanity's first major battle against the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Covenant]]. However, the only militia seen in the games themselves are the Reach militiamen in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''[='s=] "Nightfall" level. While a number of more autonomous human worlds, like [[Film/HaloNightfall Sedra]] and [[Literature/HaloLastLight Gao]], maintain their own proper militaries (complete with starships), their equipment still is vastly inferior to those of standard UNSC forces; for example, the Sedran Colonial Guard's standard-issue pistol is ''200'' years out of date.
29th Aug '16 5:40:52 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWrMeBR8W-c The video]] for "American Soldier" by Music/TobyKeith shows a weekend warrior being called up.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvOLkN4-cJ8 "Citizen Soldier"]] by Music/ThreeDoorsDown.
29th Aug '16 12:56:22 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwiqbCrkak0 "Army Reserve"]] by Music/PearlJam.
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