Power at Sea: A Naval Power Dataset, 1865–2011

@article{Crisher2014PowerAS,
  title={Power at Sea: A Naval Power Dataset, 1865–2011},
  author={Brian Benjamin Crisher and Mark Souva},
  journal={International Interactions},
  year={2014},
  volume={40},
  pages={602 - 629}
}
Naval power is a crucial element of state power, yet existing naval data sets are limited to a small number of states and ship types. Here we present 147 years of naval data on all the world’s navies from 1865 to 2011. This country-year data set focuses on warships with ship-based weapons capable of using kinetic force to inflict damage on other structures or peoples. After identifying a country’s active naval forces, we create a measure of naval power based on the aggregate tonnage of the… 
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