Watch the ENTIRE history of Europe unfold before your very eyes

Perhaps no other landmass in the world has undergone as many political changes during the past 5,500 years than Europe. Thanks to the work of Groovy Historian, we can now visualize this evolution.

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Groovy Historian required 20 maps to chart this cartographic history; here's a sampling:

Circa 3,500 B.C

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Circa 500 BC:

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Circa 1,000 AD:

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18th Century Europe

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Cold War Europe:

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Much more here, including the changing maps of North America and Africa:

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diallingwand
DiallingWand

I didn't realise how far up the west coast Mexico used to be. I mean, I knew the US had annexed a lot but damn.