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Economy

Europe’s economic history has long been based on trade and free market systems. From Greek city states, spurred by exploration and colonization it expanded even more during the industrial revolution. That period saw industry grow to a very high level. That growth continued up to the start of WWII but, war damage severely impacted industry. […]

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Traveling in Europe

Traveling to Europe can be a rewarding and memorable experience. Having some basic understanding, prior to your visit, will help you to avoid commons mistakes, thus enhancing your trip. The information below will provide an oversight that will help you to understand Europe and how it is different from the United States. If you read […]

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Information & References

While the United States is more similar to Europe than any other place in the world, they of course do some things differently than we do in America. That is why it is important to have some knowledge of the most common differences. The ability to convert and comprehend that information, while traveling in Europe, […]

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Dates & Time

Abbreviated dates in Europe are written using the day first, the month and then the year. Be very careful when reviewing bookings or tickets on trains, hotels, tours,  events, etc. Independence Day VE Day end of WW II Armistice end of WWI Christmas July 4, 1776 May 8, 1945 November 11, 1918 December 25, 2011 USA […]

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Climate & Weather

While continental Europe lies at a latitude farther north then that of United States, its climate remains very temperate. This is because of the warm gulf current that comes all the way from the Caribbean and the North Atlantic Drift warming the continent. The continent also has prevailing westerly winds off the Atlantic. Europe is […]

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Geography

Europe is one of seven continents. It is the second smallest continent in size with only Oceania being smaller. Europe is a large peninsula that extends westerly out from the Eurasia super-continent land mass. Through the centuries the boundaries have shifted, that define Europe from Asia. Unlike other continents, mountains and rivers have been used […]

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History

Europe’s history is fascinating with events and people that have changed civilization and the world forever.  While some have move civilization forward for the better, others have caused great destruction and death. Many conflicts arose over the struggles for power, religion, wealth, commerce and logistics. Europe is an immense history book on many subjects. Great civilizations, […]

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European Monarchies

After the fall of the Roman Empire many areas of Europe were no longer subjugated to Roman rule. This vacuum was filled by those who sought the power and dominance to control the local areas throughout the continent. Those who were successful created their kingdoms form which to rule. Once an individual achieved power it […]

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Famous Europeans

The following list will contain many names you have recognized because their lives still impact us today as Americans. A group of them deeply influenced the founding fathers and they way they would structure our government and constitution.   BCE c. 8th century BC Homer – Greek Author630 BC – 570 BC Sappho – Greek Poet570 BC […]

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Demographics

Demographics are the criteria about a society that can be broken down into many different fields of information. We will provide just some information that may be useful to the traveler in Europe. Historical, population, religion, economics, political and the cultural background of European people their language. statistics can vary depending on how one currently […]

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Religions of Europe

While most religions of the world are practice in Europe most countries have a dominant religion. Events within a country over a period of time have led one religion to become more widely practiced than others. The religions below are categorized by the countries in which they are primarily practiced.While the reformation started in Germany some […]

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The People of Europe

The people of Europe are a composition of many diverse ethno-linguistic groups. You can find today’s largest groups on our ➾ Demographics page. Visiting many areas you can see traditional customs observed through special events and in museums. The languages, clothing and cuisines can still be experienced. All of this diverse ethnicity can make Europe […]