Skip to comments.Animated map of Europe from 1000AD to present day
Posted on 09/19/2013 5:57:52 AM PDT by iowamark
The video shows the evolution of Europe over 1,012 years from the time of the Vikings and Crusaders and charts the rise and fall of nations.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Would have been more helpful if the map had a timeline as part of the animation.
It would be better if they had had a legend of years as it progressed. It makes little sense as it is.
Watching this I can’t help but wonder how many millions of people have died in those thousand years for relatively minor changes in borders? WWII was 65+ million and WWI was nearly 20 million. And we call ourselves ‘civilized’.
this is great but could use some annotations as to what you are seeing
I was totally surprised at how big Poland used to be.
Cool. Thanks for posting.
I’d like to see an animated map of the spread of islam from 622 A.D.........
They should have had a ‘Year’ counter in the upper left corner so you can tell what era was being shown.............
Or the cancer of open homoism.
Biggest tragedy for Europe, the fall of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
That would require a map that goes back to Alexander’s empire..................
They should connect this to the rise of political thought in the New World that said that men can govern their own affairs without the Divine Right of Kings. All these hundreds of border shifts and the countless deaths to make them happen were all the result of tyranny, monarchy, and power-mad men and women.
this would be fantastic learning tool if you slowed it down and annotated it to show what was occuring
As it is, you just see borders popping up and changing all over, sometimes all over the place that is hard to follow at this speed, and without context as to what was happening.
For example it might say “This is the year when Ghengis Khan ruled and expanded to ...” (”In a manner reminscent of Jenjis Khan”)
I have never even heard of that before!
Well, if you think about it, except for the last little bit, all of them have died.
Thanks, it looks a lot like a real world game of ‘Risk”.................
(Sigh) Well they also say “Could care less” so they’re never going to get dates right either.
(It’s AD 1000, not 1000AD)
bfl. Someone apparently did a really good animation of WWII some time back. Saw it on FR, but don’t have the link.
bring back the Polish and Lithuanian Empires!
Very nice. And if you know history, you do not need to be told the year. It is self evident. At any rate, looking at the state of the planet today, one has to think we all would have been better off, if the Mongols had indeed conquered the entire world. At least there would be no traffic jams.
I thought this had been posted, but search only turned up this:
Animated History of Poland (FULL VERSION VIDEO - 8 minutes)
Posted on 08/04/2010 3:30:43 PM PDT by lizol
Excellent and true.
Fascinating and addictive .. would love to watch it in slow motion and with a voice over description.
Germany did not come upon the scene until recently and it had two short time periods of enormous growth. Well, Germany is ascendant once again and time will tell if history repeats a third time.
that was before most of'em moved to chicago
Mongols almost had the muzzles wiped out. While the Crusaders were pressing from the West, Mongols laid waste to vast areas of Islam. Most historians say the muzzles didn’t recover until 29th century.
Sigh. 29th century= 20th century
Poland sure has had a hard time staying independent in modern times.
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