Visualizing The Decline Of World Empires

Submitted by: Turnshroud 5 years ago Misc
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With bubbles! No music, but still pretty neat and you just might learn something.
There are 37 comments:
Female 512
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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Male 176
Australia at 1941? Someone didn`t do their research....
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Male 12,365
[quote]@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.[/quote]

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.
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Male 3,076
I love how the French is stable until the 1950.
but then gets buttdrated, but still biggest :D
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Male 2,850
@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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Male 2,592
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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Male 5,194
I wish Youtube had fast-forward.
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Male 1,153
i love this post. find it rate interesting
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Male 440
@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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Male 229
Technically, Canada became a country in 1867, but it did lose most of its dependence from Brittan after the world wars
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Female 673
The British are coming, the British are coming!!!
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Female 4,349
that, was interesting.
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Male 25,416
ooo bubbles
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Male 959
a) where is Ireland budding off England?
b) where are the Ottoman, austrohungarian, russian, german empires?
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Male 56
timing is very wrong
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Male 6,737
"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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Male 605
@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.
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Male 14,773
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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Male 440
@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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Male 2,988
that was very uninformative and boring
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Male 875
who knew Chad had his own country
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Male 737
Whatevs... I thought it was cool.

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Male 2,506
Russia and Germany would be way more interesting
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Male 51
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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Male 740
Why does it start at 1800? And why is the Ireland/United States break away ignored? Stupid graph.
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Male 605
@Creabhain how is that `typical?`
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Male 15,510
Someone somewhere sometime is going to re upload this with the Nyan cat tune on it
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Female 171
I found it weird there was no Ireland also.
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Male 440
Ireland`s break from the british empire was ignored. Typical. I`m betting an English person created this graphic.
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Male 6,737
Not really in proportion, such as Australias bubble being nearly as large as Britains, but good none the less.
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Male 526
@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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Male 5,413
Poor France
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Female 7,833
I liked that, it could work well if extended backwards too...
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Male 528
ok, i watched it all! wtf weird
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Male 528
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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Male 1,256
Is this a drunk post? I think this is a drunk post.
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Female 4,225
Link: Visualizing The Decline Of World Empires [Rate Link] - With bubbles! No music, but still pretty neat and you just might learn something.
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