Have you ever wanted to see an at a glance representation of different statistics around the globe? I stumbled upon Worldprocessor, a site which has been rendering statistics since 1988 on the way of the world. There seem to be a few gaps in the latest year (2005) but there are still a few hundred interesting models to have a look at.
High Tension / Crisis Zones
Highlighted areas indicate where political crises have developed military aspects (2005)
linkage: world processor