|hey use suspended animation. Which changes the requirements for one person from two hundred cubic meters to two|
Well that does make the size more managable. At that rate a ship carrying 100 billion people would be a mere one-hundredth the size of the earth's moon. This is easier to come to terms with as that would be about the upper limit of the ship.
|Dude most of the big ships are bigger than small moons duh. Why you think you only end up with like 4-5 ships per planet you own?|
Colony ships have a very high storage capacity which would nessecitate the size of a ship several times larger than many "small moons."
|In switzerland, every household is required by law to own a gun.|
Perhaps but I would think ground warfare would require more than just a gun for every soldier. What about machinery? Like futuristic tanks, air support (space support?), grenades, extra ammunition, etc.. Not to mention the cost of medicines, rations, and other essential gear.
It just seems like having a large army, as in billions upon billions of soldiers, would have large upkeep costs.
So far none of this answers the question regarding morale and public opinion of mass conscription. It's pretty tough to believe that the residence of a world would be happy if two-thirds the population was forced to pack up their belongings and head into a bloody war.