They really don't. Soldiers are a very expensive investment, and historically, majority of soldiers were actually professional soldiers. Well-trained troops were the rule, all the way from ancient Sumeria over the medieval England to the Byzantine Empire, Hungary and Ottoman Empire.But as history has it, armed forces like to send young inexperienced soldiers to the front line don’t they.
I actually wrote about how society impacts the military organization here:
Any army is a reflection of society which creates it. Thus it is society, more than anything else, which will determine how army is shaped. This is evident throughout history: many attempts at repl…