Thursday, May 17, 2012

New YouTube Map of European Border Changes from 1000 to 2012

A new YouTube video is up showing border changes from A.D. 1000 up to today. 



The video does a good job by showing the current de facto countries of Transnistria, Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia as well as some of the federations including Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Oddly though, Chechnya is shown as somewhat separate even though it is under Russian-control and the separatist government has morphed into claiming a larger emirate.  There are a few other geographical oddities of why this or why not that.

My main complaint against the map is that there is no timeline to show what the year is.  This is made worse by the fact time flies faster or slower at various points in the video.

I, for one, am still a fan of The Last Express credit scene which shows the geopolitical changes that are bound to forever separate Anna and Robert from 1914 up until the late 1990s.

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