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  •  It's been years since I've read Starship Troopers, (6+ / 0-)

    but I'm pretty sure that military service was only one way to earn the vote.  Public service (i.e., non-military government service) was another way to earn the vote.

    The bit I remember most from Starship Troopers was how the best starship pilots were women, due to their better fine muscle control (I think that was the reason given).  The scene where the pilot waited in orbit 30 minutes past the pick-up time, doing all the math in her head, because she was not going to leave those soldiers behind, really resonated with me (I am a woman).   It was one of the first sci-fi books I read where the female character wasn't just a reward for the hero.  

    Fun stuff ... :)

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