Mapping History: The Darkwing Atlas Project
"The Project has been designed to provide interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and/or illustrations of historical events, developments, and dynamics."
All sorts of simple historical animated and static maps as well as photos and images from Greek and Phoenician expansions
, to the spread of Slavery in the American South 1790-1860
and christian graffiti from the Roman catacombs
An amazing resource that displays all sorts of comparative national statistics on practically everything, and with an option of selecting any region / list of countries you choose. It plugs itself as "The world's biggest general stat site" (which might or might not be true I don't know), and it has a wealth of data on economics, sports, population, geography and a dozen more categories.
Some interesting statistics; Top 100 in Olympic medals per Capita
. Top 100 Murders with firearms (per capita)
. Top 100 Military Expenditures as a percent of GDP
. Top 100 Net migration rate
A heaven for data freaks.