Cited to appear and answer for his treasons in successive diets, he constantly refused, on the plea that the law required him to have a trial within his own dominions. Candide has a terrible time in the army, he tries to escape, and he is punished severely.
Voltaire presents these ideas through a young boy, Candide. Voltaire does not mention the fact, but we can also be sure that satire does not exist there either.
Responses to the tickling of the neck and soles of the feet came later. His thoughts are taken into exaggeration but that is the basis of satire.
The world is not reformed by the end of Candide, and cultivating one's garden protects no one from an army of Bulgars. Voltaire is right in what he is saying. Whatever concerns himself, ought to affect him no more than whatever concerns any other equally important part of this immense system.
He shows us the inhumanities of man through war and social interaction. The wager of battle could only be granted by the king himself; it could only take place between gentlemen, and in personal actions alone which savored of treachery, such as murder, blows, or other dishonor, inflicted without warning or by surprise.
Candide does it as naturally as if he has been doing this all his life.