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  1. Threat of natural disasters will be negatively associated with frequency of warfare in state societies (32-35)Burtsev, Mikhail S. - An evolutionary agent-based model of pre-state warfare patterns: cross-cultu..., 2004 - 3 Variables

    The authors construct a mathematical model from which they generate their main hypothesis that resource unpredictability should be associated with frequency of warfare. A cross-cultural test of this hypothesis was performed by Ember and Ember (1992). The authors critique these findings for state societies and test and alternate hypothesis for application to state societies.

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  2. Political centralization will be negatively associated with plunder as an aim of warfareZinkina, Julia - Circumscription Theory of the Origins of the State: A Cross-Cultural Re-analysis, 2016 - 2 Variables

    In this article, the authors reevaluate Carneiro's (1970) circumscription theory of state formation. They do this by examining relationships between the degree of political hierarchy and whether warfare is conducted for conquest, land acquisition, or plunder. While they find evidence that this theory is plausible in some situations, there is not enough to support the theory wholesale. Thus, they suggest that other theories of state formation should be investigated.

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  3. The importance of trade will be related to warfare frequency (42)Korotayev, Andrey V. - Trade and warfare in cross-cultural perspective, 2008 - 3 Variables

    This article examines the relationship between warfare and trade and concludes that the relationship varies within different levels of political organization.

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  4. Political centralization will be positively associated with the subjugation of territory or people as an aim of warfare (191)Zinkina, Julia - Circumscription Theory of the Origins of the State: A Cross-Cultural Re-analysis, 2016 - 2 Variables

    In this article, the authors reevaluate Carneiro's (1970) circumscription theory of state formation. They do this by examining relationships between the degree of political hierarchy and whether warfare is conducted for conquest, land acquisition, or plunder. While they find evidence that this theory is plausible in some situations, there is not enough to support the theory wholesale. Thus, they suggest that other theories of state formation should be investigated.

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  5. Political centralization will be positively associated with the subjugation of land - fields, hunting/fishing territories, or pastures - as an aim of warfareZinkina, Julia - Circumscription Theory of the Origins of the State: A Cross-Cultural Re-analysis, 2016 - 2 Variables

    In this article, the authors reevaluate Carneiro's (1970) circumscription theory of state formation. They do this by examining relationships between the degree of political hierarchy and whether warfare is conducted for conquest, land acquisition, or plunder. While they find evidence that this theory is plausible in some situations, there is not enough to support the theory wholesale. Thus, they suggest that other theories of state formation should be investigated.

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  6. Resource problems will be associated with more war (243-244).Ember, Carol R. - Resource Unpredictability, mistrust, and war: a cross-cultural study, 1992 - 2 Variables

    The article tests theories that may explain why warfare frequency varies from society to society. The focus is on ecological problems, particularly different kinds of resource scarcity, but social and psychological theories are also tested with both bivariate and multivariate analyses. Because unpredictable disasters are such a strong predictor in nonstate societies, the authors theorize that war may mostly be caused by a fear of nature.

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  7. Monopolization of politically important information is positively associated with physical punishment of wives (84)Artemova, Olga - Monopolization of information and female status: a cross-cultural test, 2003 - 2 Variables

    This study tests a hypothesis developed in a previous study (Artemova 2003). The authors analyze the relationship between the monopolization of politically important information and gender inequality. Sixty correlations are tested between measures of female status and an indicator of information monopolization; findings support the hypothesis.

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  8. Controlling for mistrust in a multiple regression analysis, natural disasters are positively associated with overall warfare (254)Ember, Carol R. - Resource Unpredictability, mistrust, and war: a cross-cultural study, 1992 - 3 Variables

    The article tests theories that may explain why warfare frequency varies from society to society. The focus is on ecological problems, particularly different kinds of resource scarcity, but social and psychological theories are also tested with both bivariate and multivariate analyses. Because unpredictable disasters are such a strong predictor in nonstate societies, the authors theorize that war may mostly be caused by a fear of nature.

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  9. Controlling for natural disasters in a multiple regression analysis, mistrust is positively associated with overall warfare (254)Ember, Carol R. - Resource Unpredictability, mistrust, and war: a cross-cultural study, 1992 - 3 Variables

    The article tests theories that may explain why warfare frequency varies from society to society. The focus is on ecological problems, particularly different kinds of resource scarcity, but social and psychological theories are also tested with both bivariate and multivariate analyses. Because unpredictable disasters are such a strong predictor in nonstate societies, the authors theorize that war may mostly be caused by a fear of nature.

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  10. Need satisfaction in childhood will be a negative predictor of warfare frequencyEmber, Carol R. - Resource Unpredictability, mistrust, and war: a cross-cultural study, 1992 - 2 Variables

    The article tests theories that may explain why warfare frequency varies from society to society. The focus is on ecological problems, particularly different kinds of resource scarcity, but social and psychological theories are also tested with both bivariate and multivariate analyses. Because unpredictable disasters are such a strong predictor in nonstate societies, the authors theorize that war may mostly be caused by a fear of nature.

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