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World at War
Recently revised, improved and expanded, this user-friendly database is an invaluable online resource that presents comprehensive information and unique insights into the military conflicts that have defined our world's identity from its beginning to today.

The World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society Team

Judy Fay, Sr. Director, Solutions
Julie Dunbar, Manager, Editorial Development
Nita Lang, Editorial Specialist
Jennifer Hutchinson, Tamara Johnson, Editors
Ellen Rasmussen, Media Editor

Troy Martin, Vice President, Operations
Susan Basch, Sr. Developer
Chris Martinich, Developer
Eelco Vrolijk, Sr. Developer
Neal Schaefer, Director, Product and Content Management Systems

Photo Credits: Home Page Carousel
Ancient Greece—The Gallery Collection/Corbis
Ancient Rome—Vito Arcomano/Alamy Stock Photo
The Islamic World—Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty Images
Central and East Asia—Utagawa Yoshikazu (1857)/Library of Congress
Medieval Europe—Library of Congress
The World Beyond Europe—Library of Congress/Jay I. Kislak Collection/Rare Books and Special Collections
The Emergence of Modern Europe—Photos.com
A Time of Revolutions—Francis G. Mayer/Corbis
Spheres of Influence—Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The Rise of Nationalism—Art Media/Print Collector/Getty Images
The World at War—National Archives
The Cold War Era—Ronald Reagan Library
A New Millennium —AP Photo/John Moore