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Military Service and Citizenship

Military Service and Citizenship

Chapter:
(p.21) Chapter Two Military Service and Citizenship
Source:
Promises of Citizenship
Author(s):
Kathleen M. German
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0003

This chapter unravels the assumptions of citizenship rooted in the early city-states of Greece and Rome that form the basis for rewards and responsibilities in the twentieth century United States. It argues that military service has historically been linked to citizenship and the privileges gained through citizenship.

Keywords:   Citizenship, City-state, Military service, Militia, Power

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