If a country develops an economic system that is based on how
to pay for the war, and if the amounts of fixed capital investment
that are apparent are tied up in armaments, and if that country is
a major exporter of arms, and its industrial fabric is dependent on
them, then it would be in that country's interests to ensure that it
always had a market. It is not an exaggeration to say that it is
clearly in the interests of the world's leading arms exporters to
make sure that there is always a war going on somewhere.