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Mind-Blowing Moving Maps

Time-lapse Map of Europe Shows Region's Growth from 1000 A.D. to 2003

— May 17, 2012 — World
This epic video entitled 'Time-Lapse Map of Europe' is a mind-blowing reel that shows the developments of Europe's nations, territories and occupied land from 1000 A.D. to 2003.

It's fascinating to see a three-minute video that combines Europe's shifting maps and condenses it in a millennium time frame. This animated map is accompanied with Hans Zimmer's riveting song, Inception OST. The entire video shows the growth and elimination of nations throughout history. The educative animation is created by Centennia Software, which cleverly illustrates the modification of the European map.

The Time-Lapse Map of Europe shows the birth of the Roman Empire leading to its crumbling civilization and the formation of the Golden Horde Mongols land, which is currently where Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan are located; it's also clearly visible to see Germany's rise in power in the last century.
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