Mr Lee was like this ruler as he built Sungapore from a third world country to a first world country and he also strengthened Singapore's military force. He appointed Goh Keng Swee as Minister for Interio and Defence to build up the SAF and requested help from other countries for advice on training and facilities. Mr Lee then introduced National Service (NS) which all Able-bodied males at age 18 needs to serve at. This is to make sure Singapore is always ready to prepare for the unexpected. With strong military force, occurrence of crime will also be low and thus making Singapore a safe country. Being a safe country will allow foreigners to come here, be it tourists or business men. This allowed Singapore to gain profit from tourism and businesses, thus making Singapore in its "golden age".
Sunday, 5 April 2015
Tang Dynasty was the golden age of China and one of its factor was the strong military force. Emperor Xuanzong discarded the policy of conscripting soldiers that were replaced every three years, replacing them with long-service soldiers who were more battle-hardened and efficient. Though it was more economically feasible , since training new recruits and sending them out to the frontier every three years drained the treasury, but this caused the military force during Tang Dynasty to be strong. A strong country will not suffer defeat easily when attacked and thus economies will not be affected.