Compulsory Military Service in the World

Soldiers are human force protecting their country. Countries like the USA have very large armies, but there are countries like Iceland that have no army. But there is a fact unknown to everyone. In the world, being a soldier in 55 countries is mandated by constitution. Here is the map of Compulsory Military Service in the World.

Compulsory Military Service Map

Compulsory Military Service in the World

There are compulsory military service in many countries as seen on the map. Which countries are they? What are the conditions?

🇦🇲Armenia

There is a two-year mandatory military service for men aged 18-27.

🇦🇹Austria

There is a six-month mandatory military service for all men up to the age of 35.

🇦🇿Azerbaijan

There is compulsory military service for all 18-year-old men. 12 months for those who have graduated higher education, and 18 years for those who do not see this mandatory service.

🇧🇾Belarus

There is a compulsory military service for all men from 18 to 27 years old. Furthermore, 12 months for those who have graduated higher education, and 18 months for those who has lower education level.

🇧🇲Bermuda

There is military duty from 18 to 32 years of age. But this is a draw for military service. Furthermore,  those who are elected to become soldiers in quarters are going through a period of 38 months.

🇧🇷Brazil

In Brazil, men go to military service when they are 18 years old. There is 12 months of compulsory military service.

🇨🇴Colombia

For Colombia, one of the largest and most equipped military forces in Latin America, military service is mandatory for men who are 18 years old. Men do military service for 18-24 months.

🇨🇾Cyprus

All men, including the Greek Cypriot people between the ages of 17 and 50, have compulsory military service. The service period is 14 months.

🇩🇰Denmark

There is a four-month mandatory military service for all men between the ages of 18 and 27.

🇪🇬Egypt

There is compulsory military service for all men from 18 to 30 years of age. Furthermore, military service can last from 19 months to 36 months according to their education.

🇫🇮Finland

It is mandatory for all Finnish men to serve at least 5.5 months, or 165 days, for military service. Military service is between 18 and 29 years old.

🇬🇷Greece

For the men of the Greek Army the mandatory military period is 9 months

🇮🇷Iran

There is compulsory military service for all men entering the age of 18. The duration of military service is normally 24 months, but under certain circumstances this may vary. Furthermore, it is 22 for poor regions and 20 months for border regions.

🇮🇱Israel

There is compulsory military service for both men and women. All Israeli citizens who are 18 years of age are required to do military service. The duration of military service for men is 2 years and 8 months, while for women it is 2 years.

🇲🇽Mexico

All men entering the age of 18 are obliged to perform military service for 1 year.

🇲🇲Myanmar

There is compulsory military service for all men aged 18 and over.

🇰🇵North Korea

As far as we know, in 1993, normal men in North Korea were serving 120 months and special forces were serving 156 months.

🇳🇴Norway

For all men and women entering the age of 19, there is a mandatory military service for 19 months.

🇷🇺Russia

All Russian men have to perform their military service for 1 year until they are 27 years old.

🇸🇬Singapore

All men who enter the age of 18 are obliged to perform military service between 22 and 24 months.

🇰🇷South Korea

For all men who are 21 years old, military service is obligatory.

🇨🇭Switzerland

Between 18 and 21 weeks, all Swiss men are required to perform military service.

🇹🇼Taiwan

Voluntary military service periods are between 3 and 4 months. Furthermore, after 2014, this volunteer has left the place to compulsory military service.

🇹🇳Tunisia

For all men between the ages of 20 and 35, a one-year military service is mandatory.

🇹🇷Turkey

It is compulsory for all men who enter the age of 18 to perform military service. Those who do higher education have to do military service for 6 months and those who do not do for 12 months.

🇺🇦Ukraine

In Ukraine today, the duration of compulsory military service is 12 months for higher education graduates and 18 months for the students.

🇦🇪United Arab Emirates

All men between the ages of 18 and 30 have to perform their military service. This period is 12 months.

🇺🇿Uzbekistan

The mandatory military age is 18 and the duration is 12 months.