The Evolution of European countries from 1st to 20th Century

This is a very impressive animated gif image shows the changing borders of European countries from the 1st through to the 20th century. Starting from a Europe dominated by the Holy Roman Empire, the rise of France and the Ottoman Empire, Lithuania, right up to the eve of the First World War.

Europe Gif

If you want to study the maps in more detail each of the different frames is separated-out and posted below:

 

James Carson graduated from the University of York with a degree in English and History and have a keen interested in both World Wars and popular science - particularly space.