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I know. And what I meant was that a large country fighting an equally sized country can also supplement its professional army with conscripts. And the examples above suggest that the country that does so would win over one that doesn't.






It depends on a situation. If Holland were to fight a long war with Belgium, introducing conscription would be a logical step. However, right now a war between Western European countries seems implausible. In more realistic scenarios (e.g., Holland sends its soldiers to Afghanistan), the use of conscripted soldiers would be a huge political liability, while adding little from the military POV.
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