Actual European Discoveries and War Casualties

Curated by CLAI

European Discoveries: Actual European discoveries ā€“ that is land unknown to humans before the Age of Exploration.

  • First discovery was by Portugal in 1418 with the greatest current population on discovered land.
  • Russia has the greatest total area discovered of 74,634 square km.
Islands and Ice, Mostly (Bill Rankin, 2013)

Islands and Ice, Mostly (Bill Rankin, 2013)

Fields of Commemoration: World War I (1914-1918) claimed over 10.5M lives. World War II (1939-1945) claimed 50M lives.

Following the end of the First World War, the poppy became a symbol of commemoration. It was among the first plants to spring to life on Europe's devastated battlefields. Its colour, reminiscent of bloodshed, and its resilient yet delicate nature evoke the human relationship to war.

Following the end of the First World War, the poppy became a symbol of commemoration. It was among the first plants to spring to life on Europe’s devastated battlefields. Its color, reminiscent of bloodshed, and its resilient yet delicate nature evoke the human relationship to war.

 

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