The History Of Borders

Borders are arbitrary lines on a map and most were invented recently. Can we imagine a different way to relate?


This Stunning Map Shows The Age of The World’s Borders - More than 50% of current national borders were created in the 20th Century, and most of the rest are products of the 19th Century.
The History Of The World's Borders - A short video shows graphically the development of the world's borders over the course of human history. Notice how much of human history passes before hard national borders appear.
The History Of Europe's Borders - A short video looking specifically at the development and change of borders on the European continent.
The History Of Africa's Borders - A short video looking specifically at the development and change of borders on the African continent.
The History Of the U.S./Mexico Border - The story of the border is history mostly not taught in school.
The Invasion Of America - Watch the borders of the United States expand and change at the expense of the Indigenous Nations.
How Maps Create Racial Boundaries - Redlining is another type of border creation.
Listen - Song by Red Grammer.
Borders Don’t Just Keep People Out. They Define Their Worth. - A thought-provoking look at the meaning and purpose of borders.