Europe is inspirational. Europe is the second-smallest continent with the third highest population. Europe has about 50 countries and 4 dependencies. The Arctic Ocean is to the north. Land and water border the east and southeast with the watershed of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the Turkish Straits. The Mediterranean Sea is to the south. The Atlantic Ocean is to the west.
The climate in much of Europe is strongly affected by the Atlantic Ocean’s warm currents. The winters and summers are milder than in other places at the same latitude. Further away from the Atlantic coast more severity does occur.
Europe has a long history. It is known as the birthplace of Western countries’ civilization. Ancient history led to the “Middle Ages” and the Renaissance. Advances in humanism, exploration, art, and science has led to the modern era. The Industrial Revolution began in the United Kingdom. The world wars greatly affected Europe as a lot of the wars were focused there. The Cold War had the continent divided. The European Union is now the economic and political union of 28 member states/countries.
Europe’s economy is the largest and richest on Earth. The richest countries are in the West. Countries of the European Union use the euro as currency.
Culture in Europe is seen as mixed. Cultural diversity is embraced. Roots can be traced to Roman culture and Christianity. However, cultures do mix and there are innovations and movements. Travel to Europe can explore landscapes, history, and culture. There are many historical landmarks and varied landscapes.
Be inspired! Have a bright day!