Friday, June 27, 2014

The Ever Changing Map of Europe

One hundred years ago tomorrow the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, setting off a chain of events which eventually led to World War, the death of millions of people and the map of Europe changing forever.

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty has created a neat mapped visualization which allows you to compare the 1914 map of Europe to the 2014 map of Europe. Europe 1914 and 2014 allows you to compare the two maps and view how the map of Europe has changed dramatically over the last one hundred years. Swipe to the left to reveal the 1914 map and swipe to the right to view the 2014 map.

As you swipe to reveal the 2014 map you can can say goodbye to the German, Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Russian Empires and say hello to Poland, Finland and a number of other new countries in Eastern Europe.

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