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Why did Europe develop before the rest of the world?
So far, we’ve identified a series of proximate factors behind European colonization of the New World: namely, ships, political organization, and writing that brought Europeans to the New World; European germs that killed most Indians before they could reach the battlefield; and guns, steel swords, and horses that gave …
When did Europe conquer the world?
Between 1492 and 1914, Europeans conquered 84 percent of the globe, establishing colonies and spreading their influence across every inhabited continent.
What are fun facts about Europe?
21 random fun facts about Europe you never knew
- The Louvre is the most visited attraction in Europe.
- Iceland doesn’t have mosquitos.
- Cards from the Queen.
- More chocolate is bought at Brussels Airport than anywhere else in the world.
- Norway knighted a penguin.
- The Kingdom of Denmark is the oldest monarchy in Europe.
How did Europe become powerful?
Trade was the driving force in making Europe into the dominant world power as it was the midwife for Europe’s superior technology and institutions. And Europe’s trade happened because their food was quite terrible and they were hungry for spices to make their food tastier.
What is the easiest way to conquer the world?
In today’s world, the easiest way to literally conquer the world would be as follows: I will spend the next 10-15 years learning hacking. Hacking in sleep, hacking while eating, hacking all the time everyday for 10-15 years. And I won’t tell anyone about it.
What would have happened if Europeans never conquered the Americas?
Even if the Europeans had not conquered the Americas, huge numbers of Native Americans would have died. After that, I think that the remaining native kingdoms would have competed with one another.
How can the Europeans convince America to stay in the war?
This would involve the Europeans doing a lot more to improve their capacity in defence, but in ways that would help persuade the Americans to stay in: less loose talk about a European army, more effort to develop capabilities currently lacking. Europe Upgraded sounds like an easy option, but it is not. It would demand cash, creativity and care.
Why does Europe spend three-and-a-half times more on defence than Russia?
They spend three-and-a-half times as much on defence as Russia, which has lately had to cut its budget sharply because of a broader squeeze on its economy. True, Russia has 13 times as many nuclear warheads as western Europe has, but surely Britain and France, the two nuclear powers, have more than enough to deter an attack?