Child Soldiers in Developing Countries

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Imagine your children taken away from you by the military and you know you will never see them again. Does it make you flinch? Maybe not, because you know that will never happen, right? Millions of parents in third world countries, in Africa and Asia, experience this nightmare. Everyday children join or are recruited into the military. Any child under the age of 18 is a target. The most vulnerable are children under the age of 10. Why? The younger they are, the easier it is to control them. No children should ever experience anything this inhumane and horrific. Unfortunately, these children are ripped from their innocence and forced into an unimaginable hell.
Life in the military is not easy for anyone. Dedication is essential to be a successful soldier. However, the children forced into the military are frightful and lost. They are trained to be strong. It’s hard to imagine being strong in an environment full of deaths, rape, blood, and weapons. The treatment every child receives is no mercy. If you can’t hold a gun, you are either sentenced to kill or death. Some children are for...

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