ZDF - GERMANY FROM ABOVE 3 - Industrial growth in the Ruhr Valley
This animation was created by 422 South for the successful ZDF TV series Germany from Above 3. It shows the coal mines of the Ruhr Valley industrial area of Germany popping on one by one – in the correct order and location based on real historical records – a kind of historical dataviz !
The river Ruhr and the abundant supply of coal in the valley were the key factors in the expansion of the area – which eventually became one of the world’s most powerful industrial concentrations.
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