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Maps of Empires that no longer exist

My brother passed along this cool link showcasing maps of vast empires that no longer exist. The animated gifs are pretty interesting! [Thx Seb!] Every imperial project, no matter how great, eventually meets its downfall. In fact, you may be reading this in a country that was once part of a

Britain has invaded all but 22 countries

A new study has revealed that Britain has invaded 9 out of 10 countries during their long history. The analysis of the histories of the almost 200 countries in the world found only 22 which have never experienced an invasion by the British. Among this select group of nations are far-off destinations

Climate change linked to the fall of the Roman Empire

A study of tree rings (dendochronology) has revealed that there could be a direct correlation between the rise and fall of civilizations and shifts in Europe's climate. During good growing seasons, when water and nutrients are in plentiful supply, trees form broad rings, with their boundaries relatively far apart. But in unfavourable