Interactive War-Map

Sunday, June 19, 2005

The Nobel Foundation has created an interactive map of wars since 1900 which you can find here: Move the pointers on the timescale and see how many wars were fought in the chosen period. Sad result: Despite all promises of politicians to make the world a better and more peaceful place there were never more wars fought than in the last 20 years. Period with the least conflicts: The 1920's. Also remarkable is the fact that North America, Eastern Russia, Australia and Greenland are the only four territories that saw no armed conflict in the last 100 years.
Hat tip to Past Peak, which runs an informative file on the Downing Street memos these days.
NOTE: The map requires the Shockwave plug-in which can be downloaded for free.
Econbrowser: Babble about a housing bubble.
Macroblog keeps us informed about the rift in the EU.
A Fistful of Euros has a short but all the more interesting post on the EU budget.
Global Voices tells us about the fate of bloggers in Iraq and Iran.
The World 2 Come points to a story by Robert D. Kaplan in the June Atlantic magazine, picked up by Theory B: How we would fight China, as if the world were short of conflicts. Hat tips to all.


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