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

1984-05-03 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

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