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Study Report

Study Number: FD-505-001-1-1-International-ICPSR-1957

Subject Area: Alliances and Military Affairs

Bibliographic Citation: Military personnel and weapons stocks in newly independent states, 1957-1981.  [machine-readable data file] / Mullins, Alden F., Jr.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7821

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This dataset contains annual enumeration of military personnel and annual inventories of land, air, and sea weapons in stock for 46 countries that have gained independence since 1957. The time series for each country begins with the year of independence and continues through 1981. Weapons are classified by 329 unique designations identifying the weapon and the country of supply. A quantity of weapons is reported for each designation, except for missile systems which are coded as either present or absent without specifying quantities in stock.

SOURCE: The data were culled from 14 published sources providing technical data on weapons systems, annual arms transfer figures, and personnel and weapons stocks totals.

UNIVERSE: Every state acquiring independence since 1957 with a population of at least 500,000 at independence. All weapons except small arms and crew-served field artillery.

NOTE: Each record represents a nation-year. Records are ordered by country code and year. Variables 115 and 119 represent the same weapon. The data contain some errors.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: enumeration data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: January 1, 1957-December 31, 1981

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1983-1984

SUBJECT TERMS: araments. cross-national. international affairs. international interactions. military affairs. military elites. trade. weapons systems.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Mullins, Alden F., Jr. : BORN ARMING: DEVELOPMENT AND MILITARY POWER IN NEW STATES. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1987.

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct