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June Pelo
09-09-04, 02:17
The Finnish Defense Forces excused some Finnish conscripts for medical reasons from their full term of military service because they are addicted to the Internet. They play Internet games all night and don't have any other hobbies, so it was a big shock for them to go into the army. Finland called up 26,500 men in 2003 and 9% of them were excused of military duty for medical reasons. Officials said the Internet drop-outs haven't dented national pride in "sisu".