I believe that Mirzoeff is trying to get you think about the maps of the world and how the shape the world.The chapter talks about the use of maps and their creation through wars, politics and religions. Hedepicts the world shaped by and decisions of others talks about the relationships between the people who lived in times were their boarders had been affected.
I believe in a way Mirzoeff is trying to get people to be aware of war and the great shape it has made on society. I would consider the idea now that I should do more research and become more aware of the effect it has placed upon peoples. It think it could be causing people to question wars themselves and whether they really were wars worth fighting.