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“A Smithy for Men” or... The Conscription in the Minds of Bulgarians During Socialism


Authors:
Iliya Valev

Pages: 236-250

Abstract:

One widespread proverb in Bulgaria, knowing some different versions, says that “Man, who did not passed conscription is not a man”, “A boy, who failed to enter military service is second-hand man”, “A man, who has not walked as a soldier knows nothing”. What exactly is conscription according to public understanding of Bulgarians? What attitudes have the society to compulsory conscription? Frontier of what is the portal on the military unit? These and other issues related to conscription during socialism will be explored.

Keywords:

Conscription, military service, socialism, gender attitudes

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