Very interesting, but I could see some minor inadequacies regarding the Polish-German border.
Somehow I knew you would say that (or any other Pole for that matter) ! :)
But the author stated: "Vassal states and colonies are not included in the count of a country's population"
So, maybe it's not 100% but still, the work he did put into it is astounding, and it gives a great overview over european history....
It shows how the major powers in Europe have eventually settled down.
Definitely! But still...this settling down is just a very short time compared to the millennia's of ever changing borders and wandering populations.
Beg's the question if this now really is the "retirement"...or only a short respite.
And we must never forget Turkey.
Maybe! But I personally always have problems to see Turkey as european at all....