The Evolution of Territorial Conquest After 1945 and the Limits of the Territorial Integrity Norm

  title={The Evolution of Territorial Conquest After 1945 and the Limits of the Territorial Integrity Norm},
  author={Dan Altman},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={490 - 522}
  • D. Altman
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • International Organization
Abstract Past studies conclude that a territorial integrity norm caused territorial conquest to decline sharply after 1945, virtually subsiding after 1975. However, using new and more comprehensive data on territorial conquest attempts, this study presents a revised history of conquest after 1945. Unlike attempts to conquer entire states, attempts to conquer parts of states remained far more common than previously recognized. More than conquest declined in frequency, its relationship with war… 

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