Posted by: bluesyemre | February 23, 2020

History of Europe 1000-2020 (Agario style) by TheCarloza

Animation of the major events between European countries from 1000 until 2020. The text frame on the left shows important events, and the text frame in the top-right shows general trends of the era. First of all, this video is a SUMMARY of the events in the last millennium. Of course I couldn’t add every important event that occurred, and neither could I fit every state to appear at the right moment in time. This involves the countries of Switzerland, Luxembourg and Albania, which I couldn’t fit until the end of WW2. Also I couldn’t fit the European micro-states, the Baltic states from 1918-1940 and the help of Canadians and others, during WW2. The size of the countryball corresponds to the country’s relative size, economic power, military power, population, and influence in European politics. However, the main goal of the video is not to visualize the relative power of the European states, but it is to provide a concise overview of the events and wars that occurred and the International relations between the states. The video was made using Adobe After Effects and with the help of lots of historical internet sources.

Music: “An der schönen blauen Donau”, Op. 314, a waltz by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866.

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