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    Welcome to Maps-of-War !

 I hope this site helps you place today's current events into a greater historical context. Each map is well-researched and based in fact, and none of  the work is meant to be biased or political. No spin or opinion, just fact-based  conclusions about the history of war.

 Maps-of-War is created by a Flash-Designer hobbyist and professional history-  buff.  Enjoy your visit and feel free to save or share our work  for your own use!




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Based on the metrics of (1) email submission content and (2) keyword traffic, our audience is primarily a US-based group of teachers, collegiate educators, students, history-buffs, and faith-based professionals.

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Screenshots of Maps-of-War

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Screenshot 1 (American Leadership and War)
Screenshot 2 (American Leadership and War)
Screenshot 3 (Imperial History)
Screenshot 4 (Imperial History)
Screenshot 5 (Imperial History)
Screenshot 6 (History of Religion)
Screenshot 7 (History of Religion)


Talking Points

(1) Maps-of-War was established in September of 2006. The site was created to help people understand current events, as seen on TV and in our newspaper headlines, as being one small chapter in the much bigger and longer story of human history. Each map is well-researched and based in fact, and none of the work is meant to be biased or political. No spin or opinion, just fact-based conclusions about the history of war.

(2) Maps-of-War is produced by one individual, a graphic-design hobbyist and professional history-buff. He says:

"This website is a product of my creativity and free time. I love history, and wanted to create something that showed the 'Big Picture' of war instead of the battle-by-battle view we always see through the narrow spyglass of the mainstream media. It's all about the 'Big Picture' of history, not measured in years, but in centuries. The media does not show us this viewpoint and my hope is that Maps-of-War will help fill this gap."

(3) All of the maps are created using Macromedia Flash 8.0. This platform is used because it is the most accessible and powerful technology for displaying animation on the web.
(4) Sources used for creating the maps:

  • National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition
  • Atlas of World History by Patrick K. O'Brien
  • World History Atlas by DK Publishing  
  • Wikipedia.org (Website, Android App, iOS App)
  • New York Times Publications (various informational graphics from 2005-2007



YAHOO !  Says....

"As long as we can remember, learning history was a linear affair, with static timelines and too much about "great men." If we were bored high-school students again, sites like Maps of War would have us sitting up straight and waving our hands.

Using simple, effective animation and infographics, this site illustrates history's moving parts, revealing how chronology and geography affect the state of war and disputes. The centerpiece of the site is the shock and awe of "The Imperial History of the Middle East," which plays out 5,000 years of the region's conquest and empires in 90 seconds.

The rest of the site concerns Iraq, but one other graphic does go far in revealing that despite centuries of political fights between parties in the U.S., war has always been a bipartisan pursuit."


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