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The Resource Reconstruction of Oliver Benson's "Simple Diplomatic Game", Jeffery Krend, (electronic resource)

Reconstruction of Oliver Benson's "Simple Diplomatic Game", Jeffery Krend, (electronic resource)

Label
Reconstruction of Oliver Benson's "Simple Diplomatic Game"
Title
Reconstruction of Oliver Benson's "Simple Diplomatic Game"
Statement of responsibility
Jeffery Krend
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This data collection contains a revised version of the Simple Diplomatic Game, one of the first all-computer simulations in the international relations field developed by Oliver Benson in 1959. It represents an early attempt to articulate a number of "loose" assumptions about international behavior into a set of computer instructions such that high-speed computing equipment can be used to simulate a variety of international crises situations. The earlier computer simulation program is reconstructed in this study for 25 nations in 1965 for the purpose of examining the advantages and disadvantages inherent in these simulations and gauging what might be expected of computer simulation methodology in general. The main data matrix contains nine categories of indicators of natural and technical resources used in computing the war potential of each nation, values for nine indicators of aggressiveness used for computing the propensity-to-act index, a numeric code (0-4) indicating alliance membership, a one or zero indicating the nuclear or non-nuclear status of each country, a tally of losses suffered by each coalition member as a result of an unsuccessful initiative on the part of the coalition leader, a statistic for total exports and imports for each country, degrees of longitude for a major industrial area in each country, and degrees of latitude for these industrial areas. Benson's simulation is reprogrammed in this collection in BASIC computer language for use in an on-line, time-sharing environment. Seven additional nations were added and the database for all nations was updated.... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05907
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Additional physical form
Also available as downloadable files.
Cataloging source
MiAaI
Characteristic
combination
Funding information
Northwestern University International RelationsProgram. Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Series statement
ICPSR
Series volume
5907
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer programs
  • Computer simulation
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign policy
  • Instructional materials
  • International affairs
  • International alliances
  • International conflict
  • International relations
  • War
Target audience
specialized
Label
Reconstruction of Oliver Benson's "Simple Diplomatic Game", Jeffery Krend, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: EBCDIC Mode; Part 2: BCD Mode
Control code
MIU01000000000000005044978
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
ICPSR version.
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR05907
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR05907
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
2 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF)
Label
Reconstruction of Oliver Benson's "Simple Diplomatic Game", Jeffery Krend, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: EBCDIC Mode; Part 2: BCD Mode
Control code
MIU01000000000000005044978
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
ICPSR version.
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR05907
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR05907
System details
Mode of access: Internet
Type of computer file
2 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF)

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