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Planet Earth

Where Wars Kill People

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollOctober 25, 2008 2:16 AM

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The World's Fair links to a great site at Telegraph.co.uk: the Atlas of the Real World. It's a set of world maps (really cartograms), with the area of countries proportional to something more interesting than the mere land area -- number of nuclear weapons, wealth in the year 1, and so on. Here is one to chew over: number of war deaths in the years since WWII.

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Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Latin America shows up just a bit. The big orange country in Asia is China, not Russia.

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