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Statistics of Deadly Quarrels, 1809-1949 (ICPSR 5407)
Principal Investigator(s): Richardson, Lewis Fry
This study contains data on 779 dyadic fatal quarrels for the period 1809-1949. The study represents one of the earlier attempts at quantification of historical conflict behavior. A dyadic deadly quarrel is a situation involving a pair of opponents or belligerents which causes death to humans. Each quarrel is identified by its beginning date and magnitude. The magnitude of a quarrel is measured by the logarithm to the base 10 of the number of deaths. The range of magnitude of quarrels in this study is from 2.50 to 7.50, the latter representing the figure for nations involved in World War II. For each quarrel, the nominal variables include the type of quarrel, as well as political, cultural, and economic similarities and dissimilarities between the pair of combatants.
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Richardson, Lewis Fry. Statistics of Deadly Quarrels, 1809-1949. ICPSR05407-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-02-10. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05407.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05407.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: aggression, conflict, international affairs, nations, nineteenth century, twentieth century, violence, war
Geographic Coverage: Global
Universe: A total of 779 dyadic, fatal quarrels in the period 1809-1949.
Data Types: aggregate data, event/transaction data, survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The column locations provided in the codebook do not represent the current structure of the data. Users should refer to the SPSS or SAS setup files provided with the ASCII data for the correct column locations for the data.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-03
- 2016-02-10 The codebook has been converted to PDF and a processing note has been added. The processing note indicates that the column locations provided in the codebook do not represent the current structure of the data and that users should refer to the SPSS or SAS setup files provided with the ASCII data for the correct column locations.
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