Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Qi Ge


This study investigates the effects of military intervention in civil wars on post-war development. It was theorized that the characteristics of the intervention would influence the effects on development in different ways, and looks into its effects on three types of development: economic, social, and political. This paper looks at the effects of the regime-type of the intervener, the recipient of the intervention, the number of interveners, and whether the intervening state is neighboring the country in conflict or if it is from the same region. Results support the paper’s theory, finding that different characteristics of intervention had different effects on development. The study concluded that it is important to consider intervention characteristics when determining whether a country lending support to a side in a civil war will help or hinder the development of that state.

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