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Anna Adrielle

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so cool. Wish I could follow the timeframes! You can see WWI and WWII towards the end though...

and for the majority of those 1000 years there are a lot of little countries and states and territories between france and (future)germany... That's Belgium (to be), partly hmm. We've had a LOT of conquerors and different rulers!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f54_1337075813

Sep 14 13 03:23 pm Link

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Jerry Nemeth

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There were an awful lot of changes!  That was interesting.

Sep 14 13 03:30 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Jerry Nemeth wrote:
There were an awful lot of changes!  That was interesting.

haha yes smile. Some very tough years in history class in highschool, I can tell you that :p

Sep 14 13 03:33 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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I couldn't tell what year any given frame was supposed to depict.

Anna Adrielle wrote:
and for the majority of those 3000 years

A.D. 1000 was only about a thousand years ago.

You must have meant 1000 B.C.

Sep 14 13 03:38 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
I couldn't tell what year any given frame was supposed to depict.

EDIT wow nm counting wrong. let me watch this again!

okay haha, got it smile. fall of the HOLY roman empire (not the "regular" one), so that's more like late 18th century pr something... and the 2 worldwars. man, my history teacher is rolling in his grave hmm

Sep 14 13 03:40 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Anna Adrielle wrote:

well you can see the fall of the roman empire, that marks the beginning of the middle ages so that's around the 5th centure. And you can see the 2 worldwars (germany taking over part of europe, twice).

It's just odd since the changes were so specific they didn't write the year on the side or something.

Sep 14 13 03:41 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
I couldn't tell what year any given frame was supposed to depict.


A.D. 1000 was only about a thousand years ago.

You must have meant 1000 B.C.

oh no, stupid translation error, was thinking of "ante" hmm. thanks for correcting!

Sep 14 13 03:43 pm Link

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aspergianLens

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:

It's just odd since the changes were so specific they didn't write the year on the side or something.

Agreed...

It would been more interesting if they had included the dates.

Sep 14 13 03:44 pm Link

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Orca Bay Images

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
I couldn't tell what year any given frame was supposed to depict.


A.D. 1000 was only about a thousand years ago.

You must have meant 1000 B.C.

No, 1000 A.D. is correct. Otherwise we'd have seen the Persian, Macedonian and Roman empires over much of that map early on. The map starts with the Holy Roman empire running from halfway down Italy to the North Sea; the Roman empire didn't exist in 1000 BC, much less the Holy Roman Empire.

But it would have been nice to see the years rolling by as the map changed.

Amazing, how broken up into itty-bitty pieces present-day Germany was for several centuries.

Sep 14 13 03:47 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Orca Bay Images wrote:

No, 1000 A.D. Otherwise we'd have seen the Persian and Roman empires over much of that map early on. But it would have been nice to see the years rolling by as the map changed.

Amazing, how broken up into itty-bitty pieces present-day Germany was for several centuries.

yeah the roman empire threw me off. didn't notice the "holy" in front of it. you're right smile

Sep 14 13 03:48 pm Link

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The Spaces Between

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interesting but what's with the overly dramatic music? LOL

Sep 14 13 03:58 pm Link

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Brian T Rickey

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This is pretty neat, especially since I teach world history.  Wonder how long it took to make?  Might have to show this to my classes, with maybe some different music wink

Sep 14 13 04:30 pm Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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Yeah, just saw that earlier today.  A FB friend sent it to me.  Very interesting.  And especially interesting to see that the Holy Roman Empire was essentially contiguous with modern Germany.  I never knew that.  And that Lithuania was once a major country.  Also interesting to see the Mongol "Golden Horde" pushing its way west.

Sep 14 13 04:42 pm Link

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Raoul Isidro Images

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Nice and interesting.

Even more pleasant viewing if you click on the speaker icon on the lower right to take out that dreaded cheesy dramatic sound trying to pass as music to emulate "Requiem For A Dream".

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Sep 14 13 06:24 pm Link

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kickfight

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Pretty damn cool video, that one! smile

The music, BTW, is by Hans Zimmer, one of the more successful movie soundtrack composers around.

That particular track is from the Inception soundtrack.

I would have used this.

Sep 14 13 07:02 pm Link

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Instinct Images

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Definitely interesting and gives perspective to the changes and ongoing conflicts in some places.

Thanks for sharing!

Sep 14 13 07:14 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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The Spaces Between wrote:
interesting but what's with the overly dramatic music? LOL

well, it's basically a 1000 years of war. what did you expect big_smile?

Sep 15 13 12:21 am Link

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London Fog

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Good to see we held our own throughout, while the rest of you savages were poking each other in the eyes!

Sep 15 13 01:29 am Link

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RINALDI

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The Spaces Between wrote:
interesting but what's with the overly dramatic music? LOL

Well...this is the Live version of Stratego, people have actually died wink

Sep 15 13 02:26 am Link

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Digitoxin

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This is a fascinating thing to watch.  Bookmarked.  Thank you for posting!

Sep 15 13 03:22 am Link

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London Fog wrote:
Good to see we held our own throughout, while the rest of you savages were poking each other in the eyes!

haha, noticed that too :p. you guys were too chicken to intervene eh? :p

Sep 15 13 03:27 am Link

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Vivus Hussein Denuo

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Anna Adrielle wrote:

haha, noticed that too :p. you guys were too chicken to intervene eh? :p

Maybe they were just exhausted from lugging those Stonehenge stones around.  smile

Sep 15 13 06:30 am Link

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Justin

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Very interesting, not to mention humbling. Thank you for sharing.

Anna Adrielle wrote:
haha, noticed that too :p. you guys were too chicken to intervene eh? :p

Vivus Hussein Denuo wrote:
Maybe they were just exhausted from lugging those Stonehenge stones around.  smile

Getting their fill of it from beating up on Ireland.  wink

Sep 15 13 07:22 am Link

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Julia Francesca

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loved that! and i like the dramatic music! lol

Sep 15 13 07:23 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Justin wrote:
Very interesting, not to mention humbling. Thank you for sharing.

Anna Adrielle wrote:
haha, noticed that too :p. you guys were too chicken to intervene eh? :p

Getting their fill of it from beating up on Ireland.  wink

I'm curious, would you mind explaining why you found it humbling?

Sep 15 13 08:42 am Link

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Anna Adrielle wrote:
I'm curious, would you mind explaining why you found it humbling?

I had no idea I was so ignorant.

Sep 15 13 09:35 am Link

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Stephen Fletcher

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I would really like to see that slowed down some with dates displayed and major events as well, like the Napoleonic Wars, etc..

Sep 15 13 09:38 am Link

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Philip II Aqua

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I can't help but think: How many people died to move those little lines back and forth?

Sep 15 13 11:00 am Link

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Managing Light

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I found a version that has a running clock (calendar?).  Go to the OP URL and there is a version to the side of the main screen that says "with years."

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Managing Light wrote:
I found a version that has a running clock (calendar?).  Go to the OP URL and there is a version to the side of the main screen that says "with years."

Yes, but totally wrong years....

Sep 15 13 12:51 pm Link

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Philip II Aqua wrote:
I can't help but think: How many people died to move those little lines back and forth?

a lot.

I read an article once that linked our (europe in general) hesitance to go into war with our history, and comparing that to the US. It came down to the idea that we're finally experiencing a couple of decades of relative peace here, after literally centuries of fighting and war. After a 1000 years of battle, you've kind of had enough.

Really haven't given it much thought besides reading the article, but I thought it was interesting.

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