Maps-of-War is created by a Flash-Designer hobbyist and professional history-buff. It uses the power and simplicity of Flash animations with a YouTube-like sharing feature to great effect (see below for embedded maps).
Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Europeans...the list goes on. Who will control the Middle East today? That is a much bigger question.
How has the geography of religion evolved over the centuries, and where has it sparked wars? This map gives us a brief history of the world’s most well-known religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. Selected periods of inter-religious bloodshed are also highlighted. Want to see 5,000 years of religion in 90 seconds? Ready, Set, Go!
NOTE: These maps may appear as a white space on slow internet connections. The map will load after a few seconds. Please be patient!
That’s not all!
MapOfWar.com also features many more animated maps dealing with past and current war-related issues, such as:
Note: If you encounter an error message by following these links, try refreshing the page (hit the F5 key).