Everybody in Taiwan hates military service, and want it abolished.
Contrast this with the military culture in Israel. I’m reading Startup Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle , currently in a chapter 4.
And just as students elsewhere are thinking about what they need to get into the best schools, many Israelis are positioning themselves to be recruited by the IDF’s elite units…the pressure to get into those units really intensifies when Israelis are seventeen years old. Every year, the buzz builds among high school junior and senior classes all across Israel. Who has been asked to try out for the pilot’s course? Who for the different sayarot, the commando units of the navy, the paratroopers, the infantry brigades, and most selective of all, the Sayaret Matkal, the chief of staff’s commando unit?..And who will be considered for Talpiot, a unit that combines technological training with exposure to all the top commando units’ operations?