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Dimensionality of Nations Project: Dyadic Foreign Conflict Variables, 1950-1965 (ICPSR 5408) RSS

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Summary:

This study contains data on conflict behavior among a selected sample of 1,557 nation dyads in the years 1950, 1955, 1960, 1963, and 1965. Originally collected by the Dimensionality of Nations (DON) Project at the University of Hawaii, these data provide information on the behavioral dimensions of the interactions between the nations in the dyads. The dyads represent all of the paired relationships for 113 nations. The conflict variables are coded for actor and target, date of conflict, and frequencies of occurrence. The violent action variable is coded only for the presence or absence of violent conflicts. Conflictual interactions are described through variables such as warning or defensive acts, number of wars, negative behavior, severance or suspension of diplomatic relations, expulsion or recall of diplomats, boycott of another country or embargo on commerce with another country, aid to subversive or rebellious groups of another country, negative communication, accusations, protests, unofficial acts of violence, and attacks on embassy of one nation by the other. Included also is one record each year for all non-conflict dyads. The variables are arranged by year, within year by actor and within actor by target.

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Rummel, Rudolph J. Dimensionality of Nations Project: Dyadic Foreign Conflict Variables, 1950-1965. ICPSR05408-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05408.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   foreign affairs, international conflict, international relations, nations, violence, war

Geographic Coverage:   Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, 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, Maldives, 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 Korea, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam (Socialist Republic), Yemen, Yugoslavia

Time Period:  

  • 1950--1965

Universe:   Conflict behavior of 113 nations in the period 1950-1965.

Data Types:   aggregate data, event/transaction data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

See also the related data collections, DIMENSIONALITY OF NATIONS PROJECT: NATION ATTRIBUTE DATA, 1950-1965 (ICPSR 5020), and DIMENSIONALITY OF NATIONS PROJECT: ATTRIBUTES OF NATIONS AND BEHAVIOR OF NATION DYADS, 1950-1965 (ICPSR 5409).

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Data Source:

(1) United Nations publications, (2) University of Hawaii. Department of Political Science. "The Dimensionality of Nations Project." RESEARCH REPORT 65, and (3) Russett, Bruce M., David J. Singer, and Melvin Small. "National Political Units in the Twentieth Century: A Standardized List." THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW 62, 3 (1968), 935-950.

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