Totally Cool Map of Europe Over Past 100 Years

I know this is off my usual topics, but I’m a big fan of maps which some of you might have noticed. And I just saw this on Twitter and had to repost it. It’s from LiveLeak and its by a “abkebab”. I’d love to know who that is and if they’ve done other work as I really like this video. I’ve embedded it below. My only recommendation for improvement is that there should be a running timeline across the bottom of the video so you know what year it is at any moment history to better understand the time period for the map. I’d really like to see a version of this using African maps. Can anyone do this? If you know of it, please forward.

Anyways, if you are a map fanatic like me, enjoy!


  1. Good find. What is remarkable on the map of Europe how some borders remain constant for long periods, such as that between Portugal and Spain. Or France and Spain. Another appears to be the borders of Bohemia (now the Czech Republic).

  2. I didn’t even notice, I’ll have to watch it again. I really wish I could find one like this for Africa using old colonial maps. I’m sure it would be much more difficult.

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