Saturday, November 11, 2006

Veteran's Day

Eighty-nine years ago at 11:00 a.m. GMT the first World War ended. A war that was meant to take a month claimed the German Empire, the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Russian Empire. The winning powers, sans the United States, loss world prestige and the empires began to fade away. Millions died.

Coming Anarchy has a great little right up about the day. West Point Atlas has a nice collection of World War I maps. Finally there is the movie of map changes from World War I up until the mid 1990s.

Category: Historical Geography

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