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Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Amazing map shows past and present conflicts

The European Union may have just won the Nobel Peace Prize, but the region has had its fair share of antagonism in recent years.

Just look at this map, developed by the Dutch Web design company TecToys, which shows conflicts in Europe in the past two decades:


(Screenshot: Conflict History)

The full interactive, found at conflicthistory.com, details every major human conflict in history, dating back to ancient battles between Egyptian forces and Canaanites in the 15th century B.C.

Each war or uprising is represented by a red circle and attached to a short description of the event. (War buffs, you can edit the descriptions using freebase, a user-generated database that powers the project.)

Of course, it’s not perfect — prior to the 1500s, the circles are conspicuously clustered around Europe, while Africa, South America and much of Asia are blank.

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