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    • Scandinavian Power: First Female Recruits of Norway's Army
    • Scandinavian Power: First Female Recruits of Norway's Army
    • Scandinavian Power: First Female Recruits of Norway's Army
    • Scandinavian Power: First Female Recruits of Norway's Army
    • Scandinavian Power: First Female Recruits of Norway's Army
    • Scandinavian Power: First Female Recruits of Norway's Army
    • Scandinavian Power: First Female Recruits of Norway's Army
    • Scandinavian Power: First Female Recruits of Norway's Army
    • Recruiting the Best: Norway Extends Compulsory Conscription to All Citizens
    • Scandinavian Power: First Female Recruits of Norway's Army
    • Scandinavian Power: First Female Recruits of Norway's Army
    • Scandinavian Power: First Female Recruits of Norway's Army
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    It has been exactly 100 years since Norway gave voting rights to women. Now, the country’s parliament voted for compulsory female military service.

     

    Norway has become the first NATO member to introduce compulsory military service for women as well as for men. The first female recruits have already joined the ranks in the Norwegian Army’s Armored Battalion in Setermoen, northern Norway.

     

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    female, military service, conscription, women, Norway

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