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Foreign Policy Assertiveness of Six Major Nations

Version
4
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Long, Richard G. (George Washington University.)
Publication Date
2018-12-30
Free Keywords
diplomats; consular officials; naval personnel; government officials abroad; outgoing messages; military attaches; military forces abroad; foreign policy assertiveness; government commercial persons abroad; consular agents; Soviet diplomatic posts; Soviet consular posts; LDC students in the Soviet Union; Soviet ecoonomic technicians in LDCs
Description
  • Abstract


    These variables are indicators of the foreign policy assertiveness of six major nations: Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, and the United States. Assertiveness is defined as the magnitude and intensity of actions by a nation to influence the foreign environment. The following indicators are considered to reflect a nation's changing assertiveness: the number of active duty naval personnel, the number of military personnel in foreign areas, the number of military attaches stationed abroad, and the number of diplomatic, consular, and other civilian government officials posted abroad. Percentage changes in those indicators are considered to reflect the relative foreign policy assertiveness of the six nations. The variables span the period from 1815 to 2005, but the coverage varies with each country. Primary sources are used to the extent possible and are cited in each file. I have photocopies of many of the primary source documents, which often contain additional information (e.g., the lists of diplomatic/consular personnel abroad also give names, ranks, and countries/cities where assigned). Persons interested in access to copies of those documents can contact me at: rglong1@aol.com.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1815-01-01 / 2005-12-31
    Time Period: Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1815--Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2005
  • 1986-01-01 / 1995-12-31
    Collection Date(s): Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1986--Sun Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1995
  • 2017-01-01 / 2018-12-31
    Collection Date(s): Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017--Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2018
Geographic Coverage
  • Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan, North German Confederation, Prussia, Russia, Soviet Union, United States, West Germany
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Update Metadata: 2019-08-05 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-05-13

Long, Richard G. (2018): Foreign Policy Assertiveness of Six Major Nations. Version: 4. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.3886/E104860V4