Major Power Interactions with Less Developed Countries, 1959-1965 (ICPSR 5005)

Published: Mar 17, 2010

Principal Investigator(s):
Richard Cady; Franz Mogdis; Karen Tidwell

Version V2

This data collection contains information about selected interactions between major powers, such as the United States, the former Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, and Eastern European countries, and less developed countries for the years 1959, 1961, 1963, and 1965. The variables measuring the interactions include indicators of economic, political, and educational influence of the major powers on the less developed countries, such as the proportions of exports to and imports from the major powers, economic aid received from the major powers, the number of students from the less developed countries enrolled in educational institutions of the more developed countries, diplomatic recognition extended to the major powers by the less developed countries, news services of the major powers in the less developed countries, and the relative geographic distance between each of the less developed countries and the more developed countries. Also included are variables describing characteristics of the less developed countries, such as population and description of the Communist Party in each country. Additional variables provide information on the date of admission of each country to the United Nations, the degree of freedom of the press, and Communist Party membership.

Cady, Richard, Mogdis, Franz, and Tidwell, Karen. Major Power Interactions with Less Developed Countries, 1959-1965. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-03-17.

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Benin Cameroon Angola Cyprus Cambodia Sudan Malaysia Paraguay Global Syria Gabon Mozambique Iran El Salvador Morocco Mali Panama Brazil Guatemala Guyana Algeria Iraq Chile Laos Nepal Colombia Ecuador Argentina Europe Ukraine Tanzania Zambia Ghana India Guinea-Bissau Turkey Senegal South Africa Honduras Central African Republic Peru Ethiopia Yemen Vietnam (Socialist Republic) Haiti Afghanistan Burundi United States Guinea Egypt China (Peoples Republic) Somalia Chad Sierra Leone Madagascar Ivory Coast Thailand Bolivia Libya Costa Rica Saudi Arabia Pakistan Malawi Gambia Jordan Nigeria Tunisia Togo Sri Lanka Uruguay Niger Philippines Rwanda Burma United Arab Emirates Kenya Lebanon Cuba Venezuela Liberia Nicaragua Mauritania Burkina Faso Democratic Republic of Congo Dominican Republic Uganda Mexico Zimbabwe Israel Soviet Union Indonesia

1959 -- 1965

A total of 89 less developed countries of the world.

United States Bureau of Intelligence and Research annual reports, United States Department of State Division of Intelligence and Research research memorandum, United States Information Agency reports on communist propaganda in Africa, the Near East, and South Asia, UNITED NATIONS STATISTICAL YEARBOOK, and journal articles.

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  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.

2010-03-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.


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