Creating people's geographies
Interesting site –
Imperial history of the Middle East in 90 seconds (condensing 5000 years of history)
American Leadership and War (231 years of history condensed in — you guessed it — 90 seconds)
This third link pits US Democrat against Republican “reign” losses – the Democrat blue line of war casualties is blessedly much shorter than the red until WWII and Vietnam, yet the GOP blue line doesn’t extend commensurate with actual numbers as you’d anticipate when the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts come up, which would alone double the shown tally of 700 000, so I think its biased. What do you reckon?
I think these sites are quite valuable and well done, excepting my reservations of the partisanship I perceive on the third.
A flash visual history education in less than 5 minutes, rather than being the equivalent of education fast food, is terrific for those of us who have to pack a lot in information-wise, and who love maps. It’s also great to see a longue duree view to help frame and contextualise current events in larger time-perspective.