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Revival of patriotism

Ukraine, Gaza, Iran-Israel… In two years, conflicts have multiplied. Horrible images filled the screens. What impact do they have? A survey conducted by a CNRS researcher shows that 57% of young people aged 18-25 would be willing to join the army if the country was at war. “Threat Perception” […] is real and leads to a revival of patriotism among the younger generation,” explains sociologist Anne Mussel in a document released on Friday, April 12, by the Institute for Strategic Studies of the Military Academy. Six in ten French people aged 16 to 18 say they are willing to risk their lives to defend the country.

Marked by a wave of attacks in 2015, this generation is experiencing a patriotic surge. This goes hand in hand with the civic impulse. A breeding ground for an army struggling to recruit and retain personnel. Minister Sébastien Lecornu has just announced – a sign of the times – that he wants to “militarily tighten” census day so that it can be used to better understand the Grande Muette.

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Source: Le Parisien

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