Okay folks... I sat through one of these next vids in a my college course here recently, and not for the first time, it inspired me to share it with
everyone else for the sheer 'That's interesting!' aspect. This first one was featured for making the point as part of a larger lesson of world
trending and patterns, and how things have come up in the last 200 years. It was really quite amazing and worth the few minutes to look at.
Next up is one that took my breath away for the sheer, blunt and frank nature of the view it gives of world history. Goodness...is human nature really
THIS bad? I suppose..it is! Welcome to 1000 years of war in 5 minutes.
Finally, you might ask yourself....Self? What was happening UNDER all that fighting? Well, Self may not be in a talkative mood for ya, but I happen to
have a final video here that shows what all that fighting looked like on a map, at least for part of where the timelines overlap. It's quite a look
at how things have changed and evolved over time in Europe, anyway.
...and who said history had to be a boring and dull subject, eh?
I hadn't come across one, but I hadn't looked real hard. I'd be happy to see it added if someone else happens to find one though?
I looked over quite a bit to consider for this thread and most of them were downright cheesy and weak on anything like..Oh..Umm.. historic basis.
lol... So, I settled on the lower 2 for the useful and interesting nature of them. (Not to mention how they overlap and compliment each other, eh?)
I'd really be interested in a world wide one.
...although I'd note something, even on the one I did use. There are VAST areas, especially in the early years, which show nothing at all for ID or
designation. Even approaching the turn of the time from BCE to AD, some areas are fuzzy for who lived there and what they called it. I'm thinking (as
guess here), that represents areas of gaps for historic knowledge or certainty, anyway. If so, there is a great deal of unknown further back, along
side places that are well known. It does make history a real interesting subject, at the very least.
The Rise and Fall of Empires - imagine how long the US in its present form would be on that last video if it had shown us? Not very long in the
scheme of things. But as we humans grow and evolve - the slow evolution of nations and peoples - we collectively progress and, hopefully, begin to
stabilize. I like the "statistical trend" towards all nations getting to the Healthy and Wealthy side of the chart, as was projected in the first
video. As our nations become more used to an "international community," I would like to pose the theory that it will keep in check the massively
wandering borders of nations in the name of Empire, which will in turn serve to slow the tides of war. There is benefit to this respectful form of
"collectivism" (Yes - I said it!) - a slow, lurching march towards greater stability and, ultimately, peace. In spite of the horror of video #2, I
still hold that small candle in the dark...
Thanks for the post, Wrabbit! Sorry it took me so long to reply!!!
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