Maps of War


Maps of War is a fascinating site of animated maps showing the history of conflict in our world. They include a history of war and leadership (seen above) that walks through American conflicts and links the American President to various wars, a history of religious conquest throughout the world, and an interesting history of imperial occupation of the Middle East. Along with their own maps, the site links out to other animated maps the feature many of the major wars of our time.

I remember struggling as I tried to learn history from a textbook. It seemed like months or years would pass by in a matter of paragraphs. These animated maps would have helped foster a sense of continuity as we “marched” through chapters full of events.

via Boing Boing

Comments on this post

  1. Dee said on October 23, 2007 at 8:21 am

    Great minds think alike LOL – I just posted on this site last week. I could stare at some of the animations for hours!

  2. Jim Coe said on October 23, 2007 at 8:29 am

    They really do give some perspective, don’t they?