1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

World Battleground, 1000 years of war in 5 minutes April 2, 2011

Filed under: thoughts — axinia @ 4:30 pm

A very impressive animation about the human history of wars… This animation shows all important battles that took place over the last ten centuries. The sizes of the explosions and labels are proportional to the number of casualties. The music is “Ride Of The Valkyries” by Richard Wagner ( in my opinion, rather a bad choice here, sounds too optimistic). The data come from the wikipedia article, List of Battles.

One general once said that if people who start wars would know what a war really is, they would never do it.

And my husband says a war is just another form of kannibalism.


7 Responses to “World Battleground, 1000 years of war in 5 minutes”

  1. axinia Says:

    a good point to concider
    “The only look like they start in Europe because the ‘world’ in the title of the video really refers to the Europeans’ knowledge of the world (which expanded as time went on). The Golden Age of the Far East ended in the 13th century (collapse of the Song Dynasty), and things in the Orient were extremely messy, to say the least. Europeans didn’t really care about those battles because the two World were not connected until at least the 15th century.”

  2. draupadi16 Says:

    Wirklich beeindruckend! Möge die Menschheit lernen in Frieden zu leben –
    das wünsche ich mir von Herzen – Draupadi.

  3. mahesh chendake Says:

    Man is the only animal who is greedy and want to possess maximum No mankind has learn from any war then it may be war bet kaurav and pandav or latest one the fighting going n Libia. one way it is struggle. fittest to survival for survival. it is very surprise then even though lots of destruction occurs in Japan even in war or in earth quake &Tsunami ,people from Japan not asked for any help from outside expect nuclear linkage concern shown by America. They are trying to build form self help again. reasons may be vary….and cause may be obscure as some one saying as just unilateral materialistic growth ?…..India ,Pakistan ,China ,bangala really I dont feel ,we have learn any lesson and should be ready to face new wars may imposed and guided or controlled by others as initially i have mention greediness,power hunger and much more things works in it .man is far away from his Spiritual development and concern with welbeing of mankind globally

  4. Sam Says:

    I bet that 90% of the wars were to satisfy greed and jealousy and not peace.

  5. swaps Says:

    But war also makes big money!

  6. Imagine you were Mother Earth/Mother Nature and have to withstand and witness all that bloodshed, bombings and destruction; mostly in the name to conquer Her.

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