Online map of all major battles of mankind
A battle is a clash between two armies or fleets (large masses of troops or forces) that led to a more or less significant change in the situation in a theater of military operations, and determined the fate of an entire operation or campaign. Battles take place on a broad front and consist of a series of individual battles connected by the general plan of the commander-in-chief and conducted by the commanders of the formations and the commanders of the formations during the operation in order to achieve its goals or the goals of its separate stage. The name of the battle, as a rule, is given by the locality where it took place. The battle is different from the battles and battles for its scale and value.
Battle (General Battle) - large-scale hostilities (including hostilities) between two parties that are in a state of war with each other. The name of the battle, as a rule, is given by the locality where it took place. Battles differ from battles and battles in their scale and significance, and often the decisive role for the outcome of the war. In the ancient world and in the Middle Ages, as well as in Modern times until the 20th century, battles, as a rule, took place in a compact area, as a rule, in open areas, which could be fields or, in some cases, frozen lakes, and lasted no more than a few days. The places of the battles were imprinted for a long time in people's memory, monuments were often erected on them, and they felt a special emotional connection with them. In the military history of the 20th century, the concept of “battle” describes a set of battles within the framework of a common major operation or several operations, for example, the Battle of Kursk. The total duration of such battles could reach several months, and the geographical length - tens and hundreds of kilometers.
The Nodegoat portal, specializing in data visualization, based on publicly available information, created a map that displays data about several thousand famous battles that have happened in the history of mankind.
On the map, available on a separate site , drew the attention of the Maps Mania blog.
The battle map is based on information available on Wikipedia and DBpedia. From the initial data file containing information on 8049 battles, 2,657 battles were selected, for which the date and place were known. The data is plotted on the world map in the form of points, the color of which reflects the time period of the event.
The user when working with the card can select the desired period in the history of mankind. When you hover the mouse cursor over the battle marker, a pop-up window appears with a brief information about the event and a link to get acquainted with the battle.
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