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Given the recent death of Ambassador Stevens I was curious how many diplomats have been killed when their country was not involved in a major war, a la, WW1, WW2, the Korean War, and Vietnam? I know that the United States is engaged in the Global War on Terror, but for purposes of this question I am not counting that.

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Do you mean diplomats killed not while fighting, or diplomats killed while America was not involved in a war? Also, what about the Cold War and the Vietnam War "police action?" +1 – Russell Oct 26 '12 at 7:40
Do you mean accidental deaths as well or would you be looking at assassinations? In terms of causes of death you are either left with natural causes, murder (ie assassination if its politically motivated) or accidents. I get the question but not sure what scope you are looking for in an answer. – MichaelF Oct 26 '12 at 12:01
One of the things one does when war breaks out is recall your diplomats from the other country. Given that, I'm not sure the "during peace time" qualification is a very useful one. – T.E.D. Oct 26 '12 at 15:03
@Russell I mean diplomats not killed during wartime. Cold War does not count, neither does Vietnam War. MichaelF, I think initially I am looking for murder of diplomats, but if that proves problematic I am willing to accept accidents also. T.E.D., an Ambassador was just killed during peace time so I would say that the distinction is key to see how rare of an occurrence this is. – ihtkwot Oct 26 '12 at 23:09
@ihtkwot. Oh! Thats thats a lot harder. :) – Russell Oct 27 '12 at 3:58

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