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Yes they did, and state societies will tend to have

superior weapons technology to an anarchist society. Mandatory societies will over-invest in military, anarchist societies will under-invest. A decentralized society will get it about right. It is all in the link I posted.

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)