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Citizen SoldiersPlay
The term emphasizes civilian status; these people aren't usually in military careers. SlideThe town's militia gathered their personal firearms for training.
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Emergency ActivationPlay
Militias are typically called upon in times of crisis or war, not for everyday policing. SlideWhen the flood hit, the militia helped evacuate residents.
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Local DefencePlay
Militias often defend their own locality, as opposed to the entire nation. SlideThe village militia stood guard after the threat of bandits.