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Chaos — a model for the outbreak of war

The chaos as formulated for physical dynamic systems is applied to a very simple nonlinear model of the arms race. The transition, from stability to instability, from arms race to war, could be analogous to the transition from a laminar to a turbulent (or chaotic) flow.

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Saperstein, A. Chaos — a model for the outbreak of war. Nature 309, 303–305 (1984).

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