Submitted by Taps Coogan on the 24th of June 2018 to The Sounding Line.
As part of our ongoing series of historical video-maps, we present: ‘The Population of Every Civilization in Europe Every Year Since 400 BC,’ from YouTube creator Cottereau. As the title suggests, the following map shows the changing borders and population of every European civilization every year of its existence, since 400 BC. This includes every year of the Roman Empire, Greece, Byzantine, the Holy Roman Empire, and every other European state, kingdom, and empire that you can think of. Vassal states and colonies are not included in the population counts. One can only assume that the older population figures should be taken as approximations and that the exact determination of what constitutes a vassal state is subjective in some instances.
According to the video, the peak population of the Roman Empire (54 million in year 176 AD) was not exceeded by any other single European civilization until 1831 by the Russian Empire.
To see other interesting historical maps check out:
The History of the Greeks
Every Year of the Roman Empire
Every Other Day of the Napoleonic Wars
Every Day of World War I
Every Day of World War II
The History of the World Every Year
The Five Largest Cities Throughout History
Every Major Plague Epidemic in History
The Evolution of Modern Government
The Rise of Religions Throughout History
The History of Communism Since 1850
The History of Urbanization
The History of South America
How the World Got Obese
The History of North America
The History of China Every Year
Every Nuclear Explosion in History
Every Year in The History of the Ottoman Empire
The History of the Middle East
The Loss of Native American Lands Within the US Every Year
Every Ruler in Europe Since 400 BC
Every Day of the Korean War
The Results of Every US Presidential Election in History
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