YOU GUYS I’VE FOUND IT. THE SINGLE GREATEST TIME-LAPSE EUROPEAN HISTORY MAP. THE ONLY ONE YOU WILL EVER NEED.
Really, watch this. It’s fantastic.
My grandfather knows, like, seven languages. The reason why? He grew up in a particularly volatile part of the Carpathian mountains, and every so often the teachers would say, “Okay, we’re under the rule of [new country] now. Time to learn [new country’s language].”