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An Analysis of the Richardson Arms Race Model

  title={An Analysis of the Richardson Arms Race Model},
  author={D. Bigelow},
According to Lewis Richardson, the likelihood of two nations engaging in conflict can be determined by a set of differential equations. Richardson conjectured that a nation’s probability of entering into an aggressive war is based upon its stockpiles of available weaponry, and tempered by the resistance of the citizenry. In the Richardson model, the likelihood of a small dispute erupting into a full war is based upon these variables, and the current conditions. The model has three basic cases… Expand
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