What is War Effort?

Introduction In politics and military planning, a war effort is a coordinated mobilisation of society’s resources – both industrial and human – towards the support of a military force. Depending on the militarisation of the culture, the relative size of the armed forces and the society supporting them, the style of government, and the famous… Read More

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What is a War Economy?

Introduction A war economy or wartime economy is the set of contingencies undertaken by a modern state to mobilise its economy for war production. Refer to War Effort. Philippe Le Billon describes a war economy as a “system of producing, mobilising and allocating resources to sustain the violence.” Some measures taken include the increasing of… Read More

What is a Fiscal-Military State?

Introduction A fiscal-military state is a state that bases its economic model on the sustainment of its armed forces, usually in times of prolonged or severe conflict. Characteristically, fiscal-military states will subject citizens to high taxation for this purpose. Background In the past, states such as Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden, which were embroiled in… Read More