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The twentieth century receives the most attention, and there is a certain concentration on religious objectors, but this is understandable given the connection between allowance for conscientious objection and the formation of a mature state, along with the fact that religious prohibition against military service has, until very recently, been key for recognition of exemption from military service on the grounds of conscience. In an interesting essay on attitudes to Quaker conscientious objectors in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, Brock shows that there was at least a certain degree of respect accorded their stance based on the tendency to see their ideals as similar to those of the French Revolution.
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"Against the Draft: Essays on Conscientious Objection from the Radical Reformation to the Second World War"Please download to view full document