Length of Compulsory Military Service in Selected Countries
graph from Anna Fleck/Statista; slow reveal by Jenna Laib (suggested by Susan Clark)
(Slide Deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: stacked bar graph
Source: Fleck, Anna. “How Long Is Compulsory Military Service?” Statista: January 5, 2023.
- Sengupta, Arjun. “With BTS’s Jin set to begin mandatory enlistment, a look at countries with conscription.” The Indian Express: November 29, 2022.
- Yung-soo, Kim. “Ask a North Korean: what’s life like in the army?” The Guardian: September 11, 2015.
- ABC News. “By The Numbers: BTS Military Service.” YouTube, October 12, 2022.
- BBC News. “Taiwan extends mandatory military service to one year – BBC News.” YouTube, December 27, 2022.
- NPR Morning Edition (A Martinez and Paul Huang). “Taiwan extends mandatory military service requirement from 4 months to 1 year.” December 28, 2022.
Potential Math Content: bar graph, stacked bar graph, ratios, proportional reasoning, estimating values, comparing values, comparing countries
Potential Content Connections: military, policy, international