Friday, 11 January 2013
The image is the beginning of a short video which I am unable to embed here, but fthink it's a superb animation. It can be viewed here on Youtube.
It shows all the important battles that took place over the last ten centuries. The size of the explosions and labels are proportional to the number of casualties.
The data comes from the Wikipedia article List of Battles.Most of the activity seems to happen in Europe because it was the English Wikipedia which was used. The producer intends to solve this bias in a future release by merging Wikipedias in different languages.
Wars are gory. There is no glory associated with them.