Military deterrence in history: a pilot cross-historical survey

State University of New York Press Albany Published In Pages: ??
By Naroll, Raoul, Bullough, Vern L. , Naroll, Frada


"We find no evidence that diplomacy . . . [furthers] the success of . . . states in gaining territory. . . . The only substantial relationship uncovered offers no comfort [to the hypothesis that diplomacy promotes territorial gain. We found that] the more territory a state is losing, the more active its diplomats" (point-biserial -.50, p = .01) (338, 339)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Point-biserial correlationPartially supportedabove .10not supportedOne-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
DiplomacyUNKNOWNExternal Relations
Territorial GainUNKNOWNInstigation Of War