Arms Transfers to Developing Countries, 1945-1968 (ICPSR 5404)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Amelia Leiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for International Studies

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This study contains data on the transfer of arms to 52 developing nations in the period 1945-1968. The Arms Transfers data (Part 1) provide information on donor and recipient, date and site of transfer, quantity, system classification (e.g., aircraft, helicopters, missiles, artilleries, small arms, or naval systems), and date production began and ended. The Weapons Systems data (Part 2) contain detailed coded information about each weapons system.

Leiss, Amelia. Arms Transfers to Developing Countries, 1945-1968. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18.

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Cyprus   Cambodia   Sudan   Malaysia   Portugal   Global   Syria   North Korea   Greece   South Korea   Austria   Yugoslavia   Iran   Morocco   Mali   Brazil   Algeria   Iraq   Chile   Laos   Colombia   Argentina   Hungary   Japan   Tanzania   Zambia   Ghana   India   New Zealand   Canada   Belgium   Finland   South Africa   Italy   Peru   Germany   Ethiopia   Yemen   Vietnam (Socialist Republic)   Afghanistan   United States   Guinea   China (Peoples Republic)   Somalia   Thailand   Bolivia   Libya   Saudi Arabia   Netherlands   Sweden   Pakistan   Poland   France   Jordan   Nigeria   Tunisia   Philippines   United Kingdom   Kenya   Switzerland   Spain   Lebanon   Cuba   Venezuela   Czech Republic   Nicaragua   Norway   Democratic Republic of Congo   Denmark   Dominican Republic   Uganda   Mexico   Zimbabwe   Israel   Australia   Indonesia   Estonia

1945 -- 1968

Arms transfers to 52 developing nations in the period 1945-1968.

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