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Mandatory Military Service in Finland
Finland was voted the happiest country in the world in 2020. It tops the world rankings frequently for its civil liberties, education, and quality of life. Yet it also has mandatory military service. Conscription was once common across most of Europe but is nowadays more associated with authoritarian countries in the popular mind.
Ancient Warfare and Riot Tactics
It might be hard to believe but 21st century riot tactics have a lot more in common with ancient and medieval warfare than you’d first think. A lot of the formations and tactics used today are adapted from ones first developed centuries, or even millennia, ago.