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Europe is one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and other bodies of water to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are somewhat arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term "continent" can incorporate cultural and political elements.

Europe Culture

Europe has been the HOME for a wide range of people and cultures throughout history. Celts were European tribes with metal-making skills, particularly in bronze and iron. They moved from the Alpine area into Spain, France, and Britain at about 1000 BCE. At about 300 BCE the Greek Empire reached up into India. The ideas of the Greeks influenced and formed the ideas of modern Europe. The Roman established their empire around the Mediterranean Sea, extending all the way up to northwest Europe in the first century BCE.

 

Germanic tribes lived in what is today Germany. They moved outward at about CE 300s conquering most of Western Europe. Included in the Germanic tribes were the Franks, Saxons, Burgundians, and Swedes.

 

The Moors, or Muslim groups of people, invaded Spain and southern Italy in the CE 700s. They stayed in Spain until the 1400s. Vikings, whom are known for their massive ship-going vessels, had a great influence as far inland as Russia. They spread from Scandinavia starting at CE700s. The Vikings conquered much of northwest Europe, Iceland, and Greenland.

 

Religions have a way of uniting and tearing apart Europe. The religions of the Germanic tribes were wiped out with the invasion of Catholic missionaries. Europe’s cultural heritage is flooded in Christian traditions. Many conflicts have arisen from this instead of unifying the country. An example of this is in Northern Ireland, violence can still be seen in the community today. Since religion and government are still closely connected there are regional political parties who call themselves “Christian Democrats”.

 

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Persecution of Jews in Europe started with the Crusades and went though, Inquisition, pogroms, and ultimately the Holocaust. Jews were originally forced out of their HOME land in Palestine during the Roman Empire. This resulted in small Jewish settlements within cities throughout the Mediterranean. By late CE 900s, 20% of the Jewish population were living in Muslim lands of the Iberian Peninsula. Christians conquered Iberia and Jews were faced wither persecution one again, and fled to Spain and other lenient countries.

 

Muslims had a strong influence in Spain and other countries they conquered. Eastern Europe has a history of conflict between Christian Orthodox and those of Islamic faith. There is a rise of Islam in Western Europe do to the recent immigration of Muslims from North Africa and other areas of the Muslim World.

 

The movement of peoples and influences on culture can be seen throughout Europe in customs and architecture to this day. Building and historical location show architectural styles of the different times they were built.

Global trading links were developed in the 1400s. Europe dominated the industrial revolution of the 1700s and 1800s. Europe was the first core in the world economic system and continues to play a leading role in today's core of wealthy countries.

World War II turned out to be disastrous for Europe. World War II caused demolishment of buildings and landmarks and affected the economic process. Locations for manufacturing were moved. The formation of the European Union and its growth over the years has shown unity between ordinarily spit regions.

 

 

Europe International Aspects

Europe has influenced the world long before the industrial revolution. Vikings spread from Scandinavia through much of Europe. People from the mediterranean and from China conqured lands and brought new cultures and traditions.

Europeans searching for better trade routes cause ship captains to stumble on uncharted lands. Countries soon began colonizing these lands full of new recourses and materials. Today, Europe is still has a major role in the world politically and economically. They exchange of goods and ideas goes two ways as they import information and merchandise.

 

Europe Society in Change

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic community that is redefining the way Europe is viewed by others and itself. Economies are becoming tied together through use of common currency (the euro) and agreed upon rules and regulations. The European Union has been a benefit to countries through stimulated economies, outside investment, and expanding markets.

The European Union goes against the normal patter of divisions and regional pressures in Europe. NATO is continuing to expand across Europe. Northern European and Eastern European countries to recently join NATO are Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and also Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgarian and Romania. Many other countries wish to join, Albania, Croatia, Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Montenegro and Ukraine.

Some areas of Europe are still at war over lands and ideas. Yugoslavia is split into five separate countries and Serbia-Montenegro continues to have tensions. Tensions remain high in the Basque region straddling Spain/France border. Northern Ireland has had much violence do to strife between Catholics and Protestants. Flemish and Walloon people in Belgium continue to have tense relationships. Wales and Scotland have a debate of the value of sovereignty apart from England.

Europe has many different cultures and peoples with a long history. Europe ranges from harsh climates, to tranquil beaches, from hilly mountain tops, to green plateaus. This continent has changed throughout the years and continues to grow and change to this day.

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