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 . We've had a LOT of conquerors and different rulers!
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.
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.
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.
Philip II Aqua wrote: I can't help but think: How many people died to move those little lines back and forth?
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.