the middle east explained, in 90 seconds

No, really. This Flash animation from Maps of War and via Fark, shows five thousand years of history in ninety seconds, and all of a sudden things make a lot more sense. Heck, I’m Christian and even I’d forgotten about the Crusader Kingdoms; I guess in Iraq and Afghanistan we have version 2.0. Well, this puts it into perspective, let’s just say that.

Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Greeks, Persians, Europeans…the list goes on. Who will control the Middle East today? That is a much bigger question.

4 thoughts on “the middle east explained, in 90 seconds

  1. Pingback: Learn the History of the Middle East in 90 Seconds « The Domain for Truth

  2. That’s really neat, to see it played out in that fashion.

    What I think would be really interesting and more relevant to our time and the immediate future, would be a slowed-down zoom-in on the years since about 1945.

    Our economies are getting mighty thirsty.

    Thanks for that!

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