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The South Korean Netflix drama series “D.P.” has drawn international attention for its treatment of that country’s conscription system, which requires all able-bodied men to enter military service before they’re 29.

The main focus of attention is the show’s unflinching depiction of the bullying that goes on in the ranks. “D.P.” stands for “deserter pursuit,” and the stories revolve around two military policemen charged with catching soldiers who’ve deserted. In many cases, these soldiers fled after suffering abuse, which the show portrays as being widespread in the South Korean army.

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