World Population History has a very impressive interactive that traces the world’s population over the past two-thousand years. It not only highlights where population decreases or increases occurred, but also provides explanations behind the changes.

They also have created a less interesting, though still useful, video summary of that same history:

I learned about these resources from Vox, which also provides more detailed descriptions of them.

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