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A militia is a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency; typically volunteers who aid professionals. A standing army is permanent, professional, full-time soldiers. They are not disbanded during peace time. The militia was composed of 16-year-old to 60-year-old able bodied males. Depending on their colony occupation, they were sometimes allowed to be exempt from militia training. Standing armies operate and train during peacetime, unlike militias who disband during peacetime. The militia was a local institution that rarely served far from home, by doing this allowed a greater security force than the standing army. The militia was prohibited from operating outside the

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