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Date: 06/04/11 01:10 AM

37 Responses to Visualizing The Decline Of World Empires

  1. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    June 1, 2011 at 1:10 am
    Link: Visualizing The Decline Of World Empires - With bubbles! No music, but still pretty neat and you just might learn something.
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    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 1:25 am
    Is this a drunk post? I think this is a drunk post.
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 1:50 am
    I`m not gonna look at thepost till later, but what is VERY interesting is the fullscreen AD i got a second ago... fancy.. stop the shinanigans and tell us what`s going on
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 1:55 am
    ok, i watched it all! wtf weird
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    June 4, 2011 at 2:44 am
    I liked that, it could work well if extended backwards too...
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:06 am
    Poor France
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    krisley Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:38 am
    @funneh it`s kinda already been said that it`s higher ups that want more revenue or some jazz like that and it`s not really fancy`s doing/desires.

    Sweet video. The 18th century revolutionist in me particularly enjoyed Britain`s bubble being deflated in chunks at a time when it lost Canada and Australia.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:50 am
    Not really in proportion, such as Australias bubble being nearly as large as Britains, but good none the less.
  9. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
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    June 4, 2011 at 4:12 am
    Ireland`s break from the british empire was ignored. Typical. I`m betting an English person created this graphic.
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    AbiElectric Female 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 5:59 am
    I found it weird there was no Ireland also.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 7:42 am
    Someone somewhere sometime is going to re upload this with the Nyan cat tune on it
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 8:24 am
    @Creabhain how is that `typical?`
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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 9:20 am
    Why does it start at 1800? And why is the Ireland/United States break away ignored? Stupid graph.
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    Marco51 Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 9:29 am
    I think because it`s about colonial empires. The loss of french territories when Napoleon lost his wars are not shown either, nor the loss of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany in 1870, because they are not colonies, so not considered part of colonial empire. (loss of Liousiane isnt shown either)

    And for the US, maybe because it left the british empire before 1800 ??

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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 9:35 am
    Russia and Germany would be way more interesting
  16. Profile photo of mntlmstrbtr
    mntlmstrbtr Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 9:41 am
    Whatevs... I thought it was cool.

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    human_exile Male 13-17
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    June 4, 2011 at 10:21 am
    who knew Chad had his own country
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 10:49 am
    that was very uninformative and boring
  19. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
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    June 4, 2011 at 11:05 am
    @hatface The English/British have a long history of selective memory when it comes to Ireland. If we have a successful sportsperson they often describe them as English unless they lose and suddenly that person is Irish again. Barry McGuigan is a prime example. British commentators described his world title victory as "a great day for British sport" even though he was Irish.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    June 4, 2011 at 11:16 am
    What about the US Empire? They have Puerto Rico, a bit of Cuba, a slice of Antarctica, Iraq, Afghanistan, soon Libya...

    -jk
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 11:35 am
    @creabhain. Don`t tell me about English selective memory: I`m Scottish.

    You could replace that entire comment with Scottish instead of Irish and English instead of British and it would be the exact same thing we spout up here.

    Moral of the story: Everyone feels under represented.
  22. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    "Why does it start at 1800? And why is the Ireland/United States break away ignored? Stupid graph."

    This comment made my day! xD
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    Itsnotover Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    timing is very wrong
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    a) where is Ireland budding off England?
    b) where are the Ottoman, austrohungarian, russian, german empires?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    ooo bubbles
  26. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    June 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    that, was interesting.
  27. Profile photo of limphotdog
    limphotdog Female 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    The British are coming, the British are coming!!!
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    Ontario Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    Technically, Canada became a country in 1867, but it did lose most of its dependence from Brittan after the world wars
  29. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    @hatface I take your point but Scotland is part of GB whereas Ireland (Éire) is not. It is not "under representation" to have a foreign country to claim your sporting heroes as their own, it`s simply a lie. McGuigan was not from the six counties, he was from the Rep. of Ireland.
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    steve41high Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    i love this post. find it rate interesting
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    June 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    I wish Youtube had fast-forward.
  32. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    Why doesn`t the U.S. engage in some good old fashioned imperialism nowadays? I wanna be guv`na of some far flung tribe. Make it happilate.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 4:13 am
    @keith2

    "Why doesn`t the U.S. engage in some good old fashioned imperialism nowadays?"

    It does.

    It just doesn`t look the same as 19th century imperialism, understandably.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 5:37 am
    I love how the French is stable until the 1950.
    but then gets buttdrated, but still biggest :D
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 5, 2011 at 7:39 am
    @hatface I take your point but Scotland is part of GB whereas Ireland (Éire) is not. It is not "under representation" to have a foreign country to claim your sporting heroes as their own, it`s simply a lie. McGuigan was not from the six counties, he was from the Rep. of Ireland.

    But he competed in the British championship and winning it made him the British champion in his weight range. Also, he didn`t show Irish flag or colours in the ring and he didn`t have the Irish national anthem played before a fight. So it`s not surprising many people thought he was from the UK, given that there was no sign he was from Eire and he was competing in the British championships. I`d assumed that he was British, given that he was the British champion.
  36. Profile photo of ScubaFett
    ScubaFett Male 18-29
    176 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 11:42 am
    Australia at 1941? Someone didn`t do their research....
  37. Profile photo of epiphany101
    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 4:29 am
    WTH is this graph *actually* trying to depict? Because the dates for anything I can possibly think of are completely wrong...

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