Military service? Yes, please. Military service? No thanks. (1994)

While analysing military approach rejection in Italy, it is necessary to consider two factors. On the one hand, the pacifist tendencies, and those of a widespread religious culture, which, starting from different premises, arrive at the same attitude of opposition to the logic and use of weapons.

It is these two major currents, supported by a tough political fight and intense pressure from public opinion, that led in 1972, through a long and obstacle-filled process, to the implementation of the first law on conscientious objection, which recognised the possibility of fulfilling conscription obligations in an alternative way.


Military service? Yes please
Voluntary service in the 1990s
Military service? No thanks
Conscientious objection in the 1990s
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Conscientious objection in Italy

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