A US Serviceman’s Chances of death in battle, from Independence to the Gulf War (I)
Maps + Mashups + Conflicts + History = Conflict History
Part amazing, part depressing, Conflict History is a Google Maps timeline mashup that lets you browse from past to present to learn about the world’s conflicts.
The screenshot above shows 2001-2010. Selecting the Info icon on the left gives background information on the conflict with additional links to related materials. The slider on the bottom brings you forward and back in time.
For example, we just learned about the Sicilian Wars of 600 to 264 BCE.
Most of the content is pulled from Wikipedia and Freebase, a Creative Commons licensed data source.
On July 9th, South Sudan became the world’s newest country, and will soon be admitted into the United Nations as its 193rd member state, following in the footsteps of such independent states as East Timor and Montenegro, which joined the international organization as the 191st and 192ndmembers in 2002 and 2006, respectively.
(Click on the title above to learn more.)