Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party is floating the idea of a new form of compulsory national service in Germany for all young people and migrants. Germany considers year of national service for young people and migrants For over 50 years, all German men were obliged to spend a year in the army after leaving school. Those who could not, or would not, volunteered their time in community service instead. The scheme was abolished in 2011, but the belief that young people should dedicate a year to national service persists in many conservative circles. Now, the CDU leadership, keen to reunite the party around traditional core values, is revisiting the concept. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...eturn-of-one-year-compulsory-national-service I am heavily in support of this or something similar. Also, I think it should only apply to males, not females. Women should be busy making new babies. We need new soldiers anyway and from my experience, you always had some qualified guys staying after their mandatory military service because they liked it as a job. Same for the civil service. You always had some guys that found an interest in elderly or healthcare by doing it for a year. Considering that is an area of extreme labor shortages I can only see this as a good thing. Anyway could just be rumblings from Merkel to make sure the CSU doesn't lose too many votes to the populists. Because she is taking away one of her adversaries main points again. Just this time from the right.