The Spoils of Conquest

Recommended citation: Peter Liberman, "The Spoils of Conquest," International Security, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Fall 1993): 125–53. Also reprinted in The Perils of Anarchy: Contemporary Realism and International Security, eds. Michael E. Brown, Sean M. Lynn-Jones, and Steven E. Miller (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995), 179–207.

Abstract: Ruthless invaders can cultivate or exploit conquered industrial societies by repressing opposition and compelling defeated societies to collaborate politically and economically.