Victory has finally been declared after a fierce internecine struggle, but the conflict will never be recorded in the Correlates of War dataset. In fact, except for a few notable exceptions, news of the battle has hardly seeped into political science journals at all; and its impact has certainly not been appreciated by the group best positioned to capitalize on the terms of victory – comparative scholars with deep country knowledge.
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