Visualization of 5,000 Years of War

Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 02016 by Andrew Warner
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1100Lab has developed a visualization mapping all of the battles in Wikipedia in the last 5,000 years. Their blog details how they compiled the data, as well as other projects by the Netherlands based research and development firm.

  • Michael O’Neill

    I’d expect a bit more explicit comment on the limits of focusing on those identifiable by place and date. It might also be of some interest to plot the use of written language across the same period. I suspect there have been more than a few “battles” in sub-Saharan Africa and in the Amazonian basin, for instance.

  • Cheryl Costigan

    Huh. Just how many battles WERE there in Wikipedia in the last 5,000 years?! ;-)

  • Richard Son

    Amazing. view of a History of wars. Hopefully we should be Alive to witness the 3rd world war too

  • lol


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