World Battleground, 1000 years of war in 5 minutes





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Published on Oct 22, 2008

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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. The data comes from the wikipedia article, List of Battles.
Most of the activity seems to happen in Europe, this is because the english wikipedia was used. In a future release of this video I will merge wikipedias in different languages to solve this bias.

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    • "Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), WWV 86b, Act 3: Ride of the Valkyries" by Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Mariss Jansons, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra Listen ad-free with YouTube Red

Comments • 13,733

admit it, you were waiting to see world war 2
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Gabe The Dog Meme
DonTheVaun Yep
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There is nothing more European than beating the shit out of other Europeans.
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Triatomic Ai
Yallan Isorrowsproductions hue hue hue
Andreas Schmidt
yeah and thats why the US fought them because the germans want to cut in on their own action
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Santiago Vásquez Gómez
War, war never changes.
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ken main
sing it with me .... WAR ...... what is it good for? ... making animated youtube specials
I I Decode_Cypher I I
Or does it?
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And we say our species will live for millions of years...
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cinema critic
We do not say that
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paragon nova
The 1910's and the 40's literally blew up lol
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Maybe it's because in that time there was two world wars, isn't it?
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Europe are you okay
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Pvt. Madman
Nope, my screen is still under shake
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Right around 1939 my desk started to shake and things started falling off my shelves, just proves how destructive WWII can be.
Matthew Saludes
Well I guess asia and europe got destructed.
Joseph Stalin
America: Europe are you ok? Europe: (Is on fire) Yeah, I'm fine. Australia: You're on fire. Europe: No I'm not, I'm fine. Canada: Get him some water.
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Josef Stalin
who the fuck is this guy?
Sonya Blade
It sounds like the history of Russia the last 100 years.
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The reason why Europe have so many wars, because they were documented, that's why you don't see Native Americans fighting or Africans fighting.
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Nightingale Orphi
lol u mad?
Passion Ops
That makes a lot of sense #Charlieplaysmc
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Ergo Gray
I guess Vietnam has been successfully white washed from the high school history texts since the US of A got their butts spanked there.
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Ooooof when people claiming they know history don't even know history. The U.S was completely out of Vietnam and at peace with North Vietnam when they overran the South.
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