chapter  10
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Capitalism, war, and peace: virtual or vicious circles


Does capitalism produce war, peace, both, or neither? Do different varieties of capitalism have a different relationship with war and peace? How were the earlier modes of production, especially feudalism, converted into capitalism and how did that transition affect the nature and frequency of wars? How did the breakthrough and evolution of capitalism interact with the transformation of political systems, especially the rise of the modern state, and how did that interaction shape warfare?