The internationalization of capital--with respect to markets, materials,
and investments--rapidly created a situation of economic competition which
brought in its wake military clashes among capitalist countries.
At the same time the spread of revolutionary movements in the countries
dominated by foreign capital gave to all capitalist countries an interest
in policing the world structure of imperialism. In this situation,
the traditional concept of a peacetime military establishment gave way…to
a permanent war mobilization (198).