What is another word for militia?

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[ məlˈɪʃə], [ məlˈɪʃə], [ m_ə_l_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə]

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The militia has a long and complex history. The first militia were formed in the 9th century BCE by the Hebrews in order to defend their villages from raiders. The militia evolved over time and by the late medieval period, militias had become an important part of the military.

The militia played an important role in the American Revolution. Although the militia was not as Effective as the regular army, it played an important role in the Revolution by providing training and manpower for the Continental Army. The militia also played a role in the War of 1812.

Since the Second World War, militias have played a smaller role in the military.

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