Europe ranges from a snowcovered Svalbard, well above the polar circle, to Tarifa on the Strait of Gibraltar in the south. To
the east the Ural watershed forms the border with Asia.
Homo Erectus showed up about 1.8 million years ago, much later followed
by sturdy Neanderthals
and modern Cro-Magnon
In the Middle Ages Christianity
was rolled out, Vikings
discovered Canada and crusades
were launched against muslims in the Middle East and pagans in the Baltics.
From the 15th
century onwards European countries colonized much of the rest of the world. That did not stop them from endlessly wage war against
After two devastating World Wars in the 20th century awareness rose that this aggressive nationalism
had to be contained.
It was one of the drivers to build the European Union
, today one of the worlds economic powerhouses.
decision taking process is tedious and slow but things gets done, eventually.. Rising populism threaten to undo these gains
and bring back the dangerous nationalism.