The Pre-MervueMeringue Era (also known as Pre-Youtube Era) was the first era in the History of Mapping.
This was the time before MervueMeringue and the rise of his style. At this point, map animation contained only dates, and no speaking or interaction between countries. This era lasted between 23rd of April, 2005, with Youtube's first video, and 8th July, 2010 with History of Europe Part 1.
The before the history of Europe begun as mapping, we see maps that only have borders, colours as red and blue for the war like WWII, or other colours. There are lot of no mapping features that included, talking, the fallen countries which is covered in grey, no interactions, no text except for dates and events, and there are lots still in non-mapper versions of maps.