Simple Deterministic Rules in International Relations

Evangelos Georgiadis
Wolfram Research

I investigated implications of simple deterministic rules in International Relations. The objective was to look at a 2 alliance, multi power system with a simple deterministic alliance switching rule and two alternate power updating rules. I, then, varied power number, initial power for each, and the initial alliance configuration. I found two basic forms of behavior, each rather simple but one less stable than the other.

Created by Mathematica  (April 20, 2004)

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