A Radically Different Alternate Economic System
An Economy that runs on War Booty can be better than a typical Capitalist or Socialist Economy. It will enrich the people of a Society with such an Economy and fulfill their Materialistic Dreams. Such a Society will have to become heavily Militarized to successfully implement this system.
- Existing Economic Systems
- A New Idea
- Creation and Organisation
- Trade and Commerce
- The Advantages of this System
- From a Military Point Of View
Existing Economic Systems
In the Age that we live in, most States follow either one of these Economic Systems, Socialism, Capitalism or a Mixed System. Most Socialist countries are not truly socialist and true Socialism has almost ceased to exist. Capitalism is dominant but many Countries have opted to become Mixed Economies to provide for the essential needs of their people. Even the National Socialist Economic system can be considered a Mixed Economic System.
A New Idea
I have in mind a system which is not based on the whims of the government or the movement of the market. I have in mind a system that will be based upon a society as a whole. In the next few lines, you will understand why this system is so radically different. The whole system works to feed the Economy through War Booty/War Loot. A society which can implement this system would raid neighbouring societies/ethnic groups/nationalities/tribes/communities. They would take everything, from Slippers to Televisions, and Slaves too, but they will leave behind a part of the raided population even if they decide to kill some people. The Booty would also help them to feed themselves.
Creation and Organisation
Such an Economic System cannot be created in just any society. The kind of Society which can make optimum use of the said System should be living tough Environmental conditions and have a History of War and Invasions. The Society should also be organised into different Tribes and Clans. They should preferably be living on land which cannot give large harvests. They should have neighbours who are the opposite of them(in terms of toughness/battle readiness) and they(the neighbours) should be greater in number. For the Creation of such an economic system, a person needs to be bring such a social entity together under his/her control and make sure the division of power is just and precise. The Creation of new divisions should be made possible.
Trade and Commerce
Whatever Booty would be collected has to be either kept for the people's own use or has to be sold. Such a Society should maintain good relations with certain neighbours through whom they can trade and involve themselves in commercial activities. Businesses can also operate to better distribute the obtained products among the population and provide more jobs.
The Advantages of this System
The Greatest Advantage of this system is that a Society which uses this system would not have to work as hard as other ones. The people would be, of course richer. Almost all goods, from foodstuffs to Fake nails, would be available. Foreign technologies would be easier to obtain. Also, this society would have more incentives to expand as everyone engaged in the workings of such a Society would know that Expansion would bring more money and more raiding Capacity.
Obviously, such a System seems to be extremely Violent as one people are subdued, persecuted and looted(even though they are allowed to be free on their own.). This system has a risk of igniting greater conflicts, inviting the wrath of World Superpowers. Moreover, it can also lead to the Annihilation of the User Population.
From a Military Point Of View
This system cannot work with an extremely large population or even an area with a very high Population density. So, there has to be great participation from a well equipped and trained small population. Thus such a Society would be highly militarised. The People also must have the Zeal to attack and Loot. Such a Society must know how to Arm itself properly and produce it's own weaponry. The Militias/Military should be quick and well organised to reduce chances of being attacked on enemy territory by larger forces, when returning from a raid.