Yes, there is also a band from Inner Mongolia, China: Nine Treasures。What kind of Mongolian rock? Are you talking about the HU?
Traditionally, the kingdom of Shu was very popular because of Zhuge Liang, Liu Bei, Zhao Zilong and others. However, I prefer the state of Wei and appreciate Cao Cao. Unfortunately, the real winner in the Three Kingdoms period was the Sima family。Whats your favorite of the Three Kingdoms, Wei, Wu, or Shu?
There will be some good treatment for joining the army. Generally speaking, as long as the political test and physical test are qualified, you can only take part in it from the lowest level of volunteer soldiers (commonly known as big head soldiers). If you graduate from military academies and other places, you will have a higher rank and treatment。Well, your textbooks aren't wrong on the United States shilling hegemony throughout the Cold War, but the western sphere calls this "imperialism" on account of our relationship with Japan and our presence in the Middle East. But it's dying out in recent years on account of Europe being self sufficient and maintaining their own countries as opposed to them actually taking a side in foreign affairs.
And the American Civil War was caused by several factors. Although capitalism was one of them, it was mostly an divide on industrialisation, the morality of owning slaves, and regional pride. But nearly everything else you described is more or less correct, from a certain viewpoint.
So, does the government provides any incentives for joining the military? Here in the US, if you made a certain grade within the Boy Scouts of America (basically an wilderness training program for kids) you can join the military as an Private First Class or Lance Corporal, depending on the branch. Plus, there's hazard pay for certain jobs, a pension for serving a certain amount of time, and funding for college so you can become a commissioned officer.
The law nominally stipulates that every adult male is required to perform military service. However, due to the large population, they usually only need to have a registration and physical fitness test, and will not directly enter the military training. However, in China's junior high schools, high schools and universities, freshmen will carry out military training from about a week to about a month (only amateur exercise, not formal)。