The moment I saw this poster in a mockup of an old classroom, I thought "infographic"! It’s actually not bad. It’s the 6th edition from 1916.
It shows the historical development of the countries that we know today as UK, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Prussia!, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, India, Iran, Afghanistan. It starts with the Assyrians, Phoenicians, etc. so it goes back a few years. It shows all the ebbs and flows between those two points.