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Countries where interstate or intrastate wars took place

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What you should know about this indicator

  • '1' indicates that there was a war event in the given country. '0' indicates that there was no war event in the given country.
  • A state-based war is a conflict between two armed groups, at least one of which is a state, that causes at least 1,000 deaths during a year. This includes combatant deaths due to fighting, disease, and starvation.
Countries where interstate or intrastate wars took place
At least one interstate, intrastate, or extrasystemic war event took place in this country in a given year.
Source
Chupilkin and Kóczán (2022); Correlates of War - Wars (2020) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
September 21, 2023
Date range
1816–2010

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

Retrieved on
November 29, 2023
Citation
This is the citation of the original data obtained from the source, prior to any processing or adaptation by Our World in Data. To cite data downloaded from this page, please use the suggested citation given in Reuse This Work below.
Chupilkin, Maxim, and Zsóka Kóczán. 2022. “The economic consequences of war: Estimates using synthetic controls.” EBRD Working Paper No. 271.

The COW Project introduced COW Wars v4.0, 1816-2007 in 2010. The paper “The COW Typology of War: Defining and Categorizing Wars (Version 4 of the Data)” by Meredith Reid Sarkees gives an overview of the COW war typology, the descriptions of the basic variables, coding rules and some of the changes since “Resort to Arms.” In March 2010, the New COW War List was released. On June 30, 2010, the Non-State War Data (v4.0) became available. On October 28, 2010, the Intra-State War Data (v4.0) was released and on April 6, 2020 the Intra-State War Data (v5.1) became available online. On March 1, 2011, the Inter-State War Data (v4.0) became available online. Finally, we released the Extra-State War Data (v4.0) on December 8, 2011.

Retrieved on
September 21, 2023
Citation
This is the citation of the original data obtained from the source, prior to any processing or adaptation by Our World in Data. To cite data downloaded from this page, please use the suggested citation given in Reuse This Work below.
Sarkees, Meredith Reid and Frank Wayman (2010). Resort to War: 1816 – 2007. Washington DC: CQ Press.

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We have used Chupilkin and Kóczán data, together with CoW data, to identify the location of wars.

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“Data Page: Countries where interstate or intrastate wars took place”, part of the following publication: Bastian Herre, Lucas Rodés-Guirao, Max Roser, Joe Hasell and Bobbie Macdonald (2024) - “War and Peace”. Data adapted from Chupilkin and Kóczán, Correlates of War. Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/countries-where-interstate-or-intrastate-wars-took-place [online resource]
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Chupilkin and Kóczán (2022); Correlates of War - Wars (2020) – processed by Our World in Data

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Chupilkin and Kóczán (2022); Correlates of War - Wars (2020) – processed by Our World in Data. “Countries where interstate or intrastate wars took place” [dataset]. Chupilkin and Kóczán, “Wars on territory”; Correlates of War, “War Data v4.0”; Correlates of War, “War Data v5.1” [original data]. Retrieved June 12, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/countries-where-interstate-or-intrastate-wars-took-place