Saturday, February 11, 2023

Survey: Germans More Likely to Flee War Than Fight

Germans More Likely to Flee War Than Fight

Should there be a military attack on Germany, very few German citizens would be prepared to defend their country with weapon in hand, said a new survey.
Only 5% would volunteer for military service, according to the results of a survey done by pollster YouGov, which was published on Friday, Anadolu news agency reported.

Some 33% of the respondents said they would try to continue their usual life as far as possible, but 24% said they would leave the country as soon as possible in the event of a military conflict.

The poll comes at a time when Germany is debating whether to reintroduce conscription, and as the war in nearby Ukraine is about to hit the one-year mark.

Defense Minister Boris Pistorius recently described the 2011 suspension of compulsory military service by the government as a mistake, but at the same time stressed that it could not be brought back "in the blink of an eye".

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