Population

The Penal Colonies of the British Empire chart

The Penal Colonies of the British Empire

During the colonial age, many of the newly established empires sent criminals to penal colonies. With the many newly “discovered” lands and territories, there were dozens of locations that could be used. This chart shows the penal colonies of the British Empire. Prison or forced labor camps have existed for thousands of years. In these …

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The Devastation of the American Bison Population chart

The Devastation of the American Bison Population

The American bison is a species of bison that has populated the North American plains for thousands of years. It’s estimated that at one point nearly 30-60 million wandered the Americas. Due to a variety of factors in the 19th century the American bison population rapidly dwindled to the point of near extinction. The most …

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Total Lynchings in the American South by State chart

Total Lynchings in the American South by State

The period following the American Civil War is known as Reconstruction. Leaders across the US needed to reunite, organize, and heal a fractured nation. The US had a very different look to it, namely there were no more slaves via the 13th Amendment that was ratified in 1865. Despite the new law giving freedom to …

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The Largest Cities in the American Colonies 1775 chart

The Largest Cities in the American Colonies in 1775

On the eve of the American revolution, colonial life was far different than we are accustomed to in the present day. One of the biggest differences was in the number of people who lived in cities vs those who lived in rural areas. This post shows the largest cities in the American colonies in 1775. …

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History of the Lost Popham Colony Settlers chart

The Complete History of the Lost Popham Colony

Nearly twenty years after the failure of the Roanoke colony (1587) the English were once again ready to attempt to settle the Americas. This is the history of the once lost Popham Colony. The country was fresh off the completion of the Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604) which had diverted its attention from sustaining colonies in the …

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Jewish Holocaust Victims by Country chart

Jewish Holocaust Victims by Country

The Holocaust is widely considered to be one of the worst events in human history. Over the course of several years the Nazi government of Germany committed genocide against European Jews. Over 6 million Jews were estimated to have been killed. This chart shows the breakdown of Jewish Holocaust victims by country. The beginnings of …

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Chinese Deaths by Historical Event chart

Chinese Death Totals in The Great Leap Forward

The area that China encapsulates has always been one of the most populous regions in the world. Whenever population statistics are brought up it can be eye opening just to see how China stands above the rest. When it comes to tragedy’s, this is no different. This chart shows the low and high estimates of …

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Christian Population by Region 1910-2010 chart

Christian Population by Region 1910-2010

Christianity is the largest religious group in the world consisting of roughly one third of the world population. Christians can be found all over the world but over the last century the population concentration has shifted. This chart shows the breakdown of Christian population by region from 1910-2010. Christian Population by Region 1910-2010 In 1910 …

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