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Prior to World War II, western Europe had many military high schools, with some dating as far back as 1682, when École de Soreze in France became a military school. The German cadet schools were plentiful up until the end of World War II. However, today there are only two secondary schools in western Europe that can be called military in nature: the Duke of York’s Royal Military School in the United Kingdom and Lycée Militaire in France.

On the subcontinent, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have over 50 military secondary schools, heavily influenced by their British military traditions. Although there are a few military schools in Turkey, most of the remaining world has followed the path of Peru’s Leoncio Prado Military Academy, made famous as the ...

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