When researching armed international conflicts with cartographic materials, you might be using these materials to better understand your family's genealogy, to visualize military history, and/or to better understand how conflicts shape and change our world. As such, some questions you might be asking yourself are:
This guide is designed to help you answer these questions as they pertain to armed international conflicts where the United States sent armed forces overseas for military action, starting in the 20th century. As such, in this guide, you will learn how to:
Please click the above tabs to learn more about our catalogs, gazetteers, map analysis, map sets, United States Armed Forces maps, general cartographic resources for researching armed international conflicts, related cartographic materials for various conflicts, and additional non-cartographic resources that can supplement the maps.
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