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merchant of death

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a company, nation, or person that sells military arms on the international market, usually to the highest bidder and without scruple or regard for political ramifications.

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Origin of merchant of death

Phrase popularized by the book Merchants of Death (1934) by U.S. writers Helmut C. Engelbrecht (1895–1939) and Frank C. Hanighen (1899–1964)
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