The Making of the Territorial Order: New Borders and the Emergence of Interstate Conflict

  title={The Making of the Territorial Order: New Borders and the Emergence of Interstate Conflict},
  author={David B. Carter and Henk E Goemans},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={275 - 309}
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