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Foreign Conflict Behavior, 1950-1968 (ICPSR 5214)
Principal Investigator(s): Rummel, Rudolph J.
This study contains data on over 13,000 foreign conflict acts of 113 nations in the period 1950-1968. Data are provided for actor and object, either of which may refer to nations, colonies, international organizations, or groups in rebellion against national authority and involved in international relations. Data are also provided for official and unofficial acts, which are categorized into violent and nonviolent acts. Violent acts are further categorized into planned and unplanned acts, as well as unclassified acts. These include warning or defensive acts related to a developing conflict situation, threat, war, clash, or negative behavior such as blockade, embargo, or diplomatic rebuff of one nation by another. Nonviolent acts include boycott and anti-foreign demonstrations. The source of the data as well as measures of its reliability is also coded.
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Rummel, Rudolph J. Foreign Conflict Behavior, 1950-1968. ICPSR05214-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05214.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05214.v1
This study was funded by:
- National Science Foundation (NSF-GS-536)
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: conflict, hostility, international affairs, international relations, nations, violence
Geographic Coverage: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Global, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam (Socialist Republic), Yemen, Yugoslavia
Universe: A total of 13,139 foreign conflict acts of 113 nations in the period 1950-1968.
Data Types: event/transaction data
(1) NEW YORK TIMES, (2) NEW YORK TIMES INDEX, (3) CHICAGO TRIBUNE, (4) TIME MAGAZINE, (5) NATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION (NBC) NEWS, (6) CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CBS) NEWS, (7) NEW HAVEN REGISTER, (8) New York Radio Station WQXR NEWS, (9) CHICAGO DAILY NEWS, and (10) LIFE MAGAZINE
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-03
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