The list of countries with the longest history of drunkenness and intoxication is now available in a handy chart on History Channel’s Drunk History channel.
The chart includes the names of the nations that have had more than 20 drunken episodes, and also counts down to the date the episode was aired in the first place.
For instance, when King Louis XIV was in jail for his role in the Bonaparte scandal, his drunken episodes were the first to be shown on the History channel, but that’s not the case with other kings.
The chart only includes countries where a king has been imprisoned for a criminal offence, or where a royal or other senior government official is in jail.
The list of the countries with more than 10 episodes of drunken episodes shows India as the nation with the largest number of episodes of intoxication, followed by Russia, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.
The infographic also highlights how drinking habits have changed over the centuries, from the 18th century to the 20th.
While the numbers have fluctuated a bit over the years, they have tended to be higher than their counterparts in the 19th century, as more people were exposed to alcohol during this time.
However, the chart also highlights the impact of social and economic factors, which could be influencing how many episodes a nation has had.
For instance, alcohol consumption has increased in countries that are more developed and developed economies, while it has remained low in countries where it was less common in earlier times.