Comment: The average county has around a million or so people

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The average county has around a million or so people

right? How big would the posse be if every male age 17-70 was in the militia? Even half...

You're talking about at the very least thousands of people who are ready and on call. Nobody's town is getting blown over - nuked maybe - but you're not going to take it militarily with that kind of concentration of forces in such a small area.