Earth: 1,000 years of wars

This.  The animation is of minimal quality, the sound is stock and the song is well past the point of being overused; and yet… the imagery and scale one gets from watching this is damn impressive.

It really puts into an odd visual perspective just how bloody our planet’s history has been and despite the atrocities of just the last 100 years, I still maintain the position that our world today has finally learned something about large scale conflicts and will never as a globally communicative engage in such large scale operations again…  well, I find the concept of that inconceivable at least.