Histogram of 4000 Years of World History

This visualization reminds me of playing Civilization, the game. The histomap shows the growth and decline of different civilizations—pretty interesting to see which ones were completely wiped off the map. I highly recommend reading Guns, Germs and Steel if you like this.

Hat tip: Josh

6 thoughts on “Histogram of 4000 Years of World History

  1. It would be interesting to scale this absolutely — Geographical size of empire + Relative Power (or something)
    and then watch the regions in the plot expand exponentially

  2. Why does every Eurpeon country history is large ? what was population of eur0 population compared rest world some, this more eurocentric .

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