History News Network | Infographic of the Week: The planet’s history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map

Are you surprised or is it as you would have expected?

Source: History News Network | Infographic of the Week: The planet’s history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map

A new ‘geography of violence’ map reveals where in the world major battles in the past 4,000 years have taken place.

The interactive journey through ‘every battle’ has been created not from historical records but from entries to Wikipedia.

It was created by a Dutch company LAB1100, a research and development firm established by Pim van Bree and Geert Kessels. Explore the map here.

They used Wikidata and DBpedia, which extracts…

Source: History News Network | Infographic of the Week: The planet’s history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map

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10 thoughts on “History News Network | Infographic of the Week: The planet’s history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map

  1. According to this map, Mongolia looks like it has seen no violence. Yet we know where Genghis Khan came from. This is an utterly fail project unsuitable for education and I’m sad that only 15% of the Telegraph’s readers realize that.

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  2. It shows huge bias as to what goes in. For example, there are plenty of battles going on in Afghanistan but this concentrates on Europe and N America. Furthermore, most societies have not been keeping especially detailed records of battles over the last 4000 years

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