A security regime among democracies: cooperation among Iroquois nations

  title={A security regime among democracies: cooperation among Iroquois nations},
  author={Neta C. Crawford},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={345 - 385}
  • Neta C. Crawford
  • Published 1 June 1994
  • Political Science
  • International Organization
In precolonial and colonial North America five Iroquois nations, which previously had fought for generations, stopped wars among themselves and lived in peace for about 325 years. This history raises several questions: why did the Iroquois nations stop fighting each other; did the fact that each nation was a democracy have anything to do with the end of war among them; and what are the lessons of this peace for international relations scholars? A security regime formed by the Iroquois in 1450… 

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