Correlates of War Project: International and Civil War Data, 1816-1992


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This data collection describes international and civil wars for the years 1816-1992.

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This data collection consists of two files: Part 1, the International Wars file, describes the experience of each interstate member in each war. The unit of analysis is the participant in a particular conflict. When and where each interstate member fought is coded, along with battle and total deaths, pre-war population and armed forces, and whether the member in question initiated the conflict. Each war is characterized as interstate, colonial, or imperial, and major power status and/or central system membership of the warring parties is noted. Part 2, the Civil Wars file, describes when and where fighting took place, whether the war was fought within the boundaries of a major power or central system member, whether there was outside intervention and, if so, whether the intervening state was a major power, on what side they intervened, who won the war, number of battle deaths, total population, and total number of pre-war armed forces.

No sampling (total universe)

Compilation or synthesis of existing material

Metadata Access
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 1995
Funding Reference National Science Foundation (U.S.); Institute of Peace
Rights No information recorded; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p><p>Commercial use of the data requires approval from the data owner or their nominee. The UK Data Service will contact you.</p><p>Access is limited to applicants resident in the UK.</p>
OpenAccess true
Language English
Discipline History; Humanities
Spatial Coverage Multi-nation