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Date: 11/16/10 07:01 AM

64 Responses to 10 Centuries in 5 Minutes

  1. Profile photo of psychosax
    psychosax Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 6:51 am
    Link: 10 Centuries in 5 Minutes - A time lapse shot of Europe and it`s borders. Damn, this is a lot of territory changes...
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    November 16, 2010 at 7:14 am
    methinks i need to broaden my history knowledge to grasp this...
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    November 16, 2010 at 7:16 am
    I like how France is colored "Poop" brown. how appropriate.
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    greggpethers Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 7:22 am
    this is really cool.

    if the creator is reading this, good job... but you could use an indicator of the years that go by... i dont know about anyone else, but i paused quite a lot to see the changes: it would have been good to know what year they happened.

    yes yes, i could open a text book. but come on now. that isnt going to happen.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 7:39 am
    Since when have England, Wale, Scotland and Northern Island been known as Great Britain? Glaring mistake there...
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    fabarati Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 7:50 am
    I agree with the need of a year indicator. I know much of the history, but I can`t say exact years.

    Also, there`s so much happening that you can`t concentrate on the entire thing, all at once. You have to watch it a few times looking at different parts of europe.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    November 16, 2010 at 7:54 am
    Awesome music, reminded me of simcity.
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    Slotherder Male 30-39
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    November 16, 2010 at 8:00 am
    Good stuff! A human geography professor once showed us a similar video with population nodes instead of territory changes. It was intense through the bubonic plague. It had a time-line at the bottom, with a bar that moved across it, which made it much easier to grasp than this one. It`d be awesome to see one with those two information sets combined, if the creator could figure out how to make it so it isn`t too garbled looking.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 8:13 am
    I liked this a lot! Good music, could definitely use some century indicators though. When did all those little territories become Germany?
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 8:14 am
    WFT is going on with germany 2.00 onwards? also the Mongols are like a Zerg Rush
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 8:20 am
    Just make up your minds already Europeans politicians
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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    November 16, 2010 at 8:27 am
    @lukas1051 - I didn`t see that. What I saw was England, Wales, and Scotland labeled Great Britain and the island of Ireland kept its label after it split into Republic and Northern. I noticed Corsica wasn`t labeled, but I`m not going to asume the name of the island is France because that`s the name of the main body.
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    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 8:30 am
    @hatface "wtf is going on with germany, xD"
    there were this series of wars you know like first and second world war and some more. germany usually wins
  14. Profile photo of ZenDragon
    ZenDragon Female 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 9:01 am
    This would be interesting with a timeline...
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 9:06 am
    man...they don`t get around when they say "germanic tribes" no wonder germany was so pissed off....they`ve been drated for geography for centuries....
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    uhmerikin Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 9:07 am
    zzzz...
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    flexus Male 30-39
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    November 16, 2010 at 9:09 am
    lucas1051 no mistake there you can use either Great britian or the United kingdom to describe all four nations both are acceptable terms to use
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    DamienLike Male 13-17
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    November 16, 2010 at 9:50 am
    I found that insanely interesting.
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    raikun12 Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 9:54 am
    I stared at Poland the whole time :)
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 16, 2010 at 9:57 am
    lucas1051 no mistake there you can use either Great britian or the United kingdom to describe all four nations both are acceptable terms to use
    Bullcrap. Great Britain is the name of that island that`s made up (today) of England, Scotland and Wales. The UK is the name of the country. In fact, right here on my passport, the full name of the country is "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".

    You try telling someone from Northern Ireland (like me) that the terms Great Britain and United Kingdom are synonyms - they are not.
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    sssfdg Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 10:28 am
    that was damn cool... It would be better if they had the years listed in one of the corners.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    November 16, 2010 at 10:33 am
    Just wait until tomorrow morning when the bastard EU consumes Ireland. Sovereignty washed down the toilet by a load of fat drunkards and their mates. Cheers lads.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    November 16, 2010 at 10:53 am
    This is how you do history, yanks!

    Also a couple of innacuracies I noticed such as portraying the Jacobite Rebellions as a Scottish offensive.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    November 16, 2010 at 11:43 am
    Pretty colors.
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    SwayzeCrazy4 Male 13-17
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    November 16, 2010 at 11:51 am
    4:50 - 4:58 WWll in a nutshell.
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    Bleaurgh Male 30-39
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    November 16, 2010 at 11:54 am
    1.05 rules! it`s interesting to watch 1990es in ex Yugoslavia :) small, smaller, micro! great post!!
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    November 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    "4:50 - 4:58 WWll in a nutshell."

    so why was Germany so big and then small right before WWII?
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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    France stayed the same
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    murph89 Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    Even better would be the years in ALL of the corners!
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    Damn Europe, make up your mind!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 16, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    Cool! that was awesome!
  32. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    Africa would be more chaotic.
  33. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    Does it make me a bad person that I was excitedly waiting for Germany to explode on the map?
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    TL:DW
    Russia eats everything
    Frances holds out
    Britian took some islands
    And some little states stayed little
  35. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    The United Kingdom and Great Britain are certainly not the same. I can see what happened, the country was Great Britain for a long time and when it acquired Northern Island, the person who made this must have simply forgot to change it... but surely the one part you would get right would be the current situation, no?
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    ishkabibbles Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    ya seriously europe... what the eff is wrong with you guys... imagine how much more poo you could get done if you want disputing territory all the time
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    Skythe Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    BRB, gonna play some civilization.
  38. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    >TKD Master
    I was doing the same thing.

    Also: it sure took Germany and Italy one heck of a time to get to their current size.
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
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    November 16, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    It was pretty cool watching WWII happen.

    I wish that they would have put sometihng in one of the corners that listed the years as they went on.

    @Edana, Germany was so big and so small before WWII because of WWI.
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    SLYGUY24 Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Whats the name of this song?
  41. Profile photo of ishkabibbles
    ishkabibbles Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    ya seriously europe... what the eff is wrong with you guys... imagine how much more poo you could get done if you want disputing territory all the time
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    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    @bankvole : Ah yes, how silly of the EU trying to devour Ireland, they ought to know that it is not an economically sound diet.
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    TysonRP Male 13-17
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    November 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    There should be a little year counter at the bottom, that would really complete the video.
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    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    It would be cooler if it had a legend so that I knew what all the colors meant. :/
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    Why you so wishy-washy Europe?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    ya seriously europe... what the eff is wrong with you guys... imagine how much more poo you could get done if you want disputing territory all the time

    This was a sort of stable time period in Europe and the scale obscures more local conflicts. I`d say that there was a lot more conflict in this area in the 5 or 6 centuries before this as the Roman empire rapidly collapsed and everyone+dog decided it was their right to rule.

    As for "getting poo done", almost everything in a vast chunk of the world came out of Europe and western Asia. The Bronze age. Western civilisation. Major empires. The Iron age. More empires. The industrial revolution. The USA. Etc. Etc.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    November 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm
    Also a couple of innacuracies I noticed such as portraying the Jacobite Rebellions as a Scottish offensive.

    They were an offensive by a Scottish army led by a Scotsman. They started in Scotland and they invaded England in an attempt to seize the throne.

    Looks quite like a Scottish offensive to me, although you could argue that it was French (the French king stirred it up) or Catholic (religion was a factor).
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    freeze43 Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    Loved the barely noticeable explosions in territory germany has in WWI and WWII.
  49. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 16, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    vv The colours show the different countries, eh? like... a map?
    YES a year couter would be most welcome!

    So I hope all the anti-Israelies see this and understand that a border that existed 300 years ago is MEANINGLESS today, eh?
  50. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
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    November 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    So I hope all the anti-Israelies see this and understand that a border that existed 300 years ago is MEANINGLESS today, eh?

    Sure, 5Cats. That`s such a amazingly lucid argument. I`m sure Native Americans all over the continent you live on would whole-heartedly agree.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 16, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    "Sure, 5Cats. That`s such a amazingly lucid argument. I`m sure Native Americans all over the continent you live on would whole-heartedly agree."

    Um, @mvangild? You just agreed with me, you do know that, right?
    And since y`all are an American I must inform you that I live on the SAME continent as y`all? So it`s "the continent WE live on" eh? M-kay then...
  52. Profile photo of bombaytech
    bombaytech Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    Dayum, look at how stable France is. Maybe we can learn something from them after all.
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    bunny_knight Male 18-29
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    November 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm
    you`ve got to be kidding... france gets owned by everyone.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    November 17, 2010 at 12:58 am
    damn the soviet union and Nazi`s were powerful! thank god they didn`t cooperated :-/
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    November 17, 2010 at 2:49 am
    France buttf*cks the bunny knights
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    wolladude Male 30-39
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    November 17, 2010 at 3:19 am
    And smack in the middle of it all....Denmark....

    Same owners thru the entire clip.....except for 5 years in the 40`ies...

    :)
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    November 17, 2010 at 3:33 am
    @SvampeBob

    "damn the soviet union and Nazi`s were powerful! thank god they didn`t cooperated"

    Are you trolling, or just plain ignorant?

    It was short-lived, and done for pragmatic rather than ideological reasons, but it qualifies as co-operation.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    November 17, 2010 at 3:42 am
    @lukas1051

    "the country was Great Britain for a long time"

    It has never been called that, apart from casually.

    Great Britain is the name of the island on which England, Wales and Scotland reside. The name of the country was, after the unification of England and Scotland in 1707, "The United Kingdom of Great Britain", and later "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland", and eventually "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" as it is today.
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    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    November 17, 2010 at 9:08 am
    This music is so slick! I can imagine it as the soundtrack to a movie where some drifter pulls up to a gas station in Santa Fe in the 70`s, and when the gas station attendant asks him "Where ya from?", He gives some short, witty answer, like "Boss, I ain`t from nowhere. And where am I goin? Well ain`t no one I met can answer that yet."
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    November 17, 2010 at 6:43 pm
    4:50
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    November 17, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    that was awesome in every way shape and form
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    November 17, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    It would have been better if they had a year counter in the corner.
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    NinjaB0b Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 3:07 am
    Germany: PHUCK YEAH ZERG RUSH

    World: STFU!
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    kirstoner Female 18-29
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    November 18, 2010 at 5:02 am
    Skabashas....I think our minds work similarly.

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