The Militarisation Act 1918 was the first law part of the historical Militarisation Laws 1918-2016 which changed the face of the military over many decades. This was the first passed by the Oireachtas. This was the first act passed at the end of the First World War and was passed by the militaristic party Stronger Ireland Group which aimed to pose Ireland as a superpower on the global football field. The act began a ten=year conscription and expanded the army from about 50,000 active personnel to around 200,000. The act was proposed to be abolished in 1935 but never was and was shortly commended for its usefulness in Second World War.

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