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It is truly amazing to see how Europe’s border changed over a periode of 2418 years. All big empires in Europe rise and fall. The last 70 years were the most peaceful years in European history.
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The republic of San Marino, a microstate that is about 24 square miles big is the oldest country in Europe, established in 301 AD after gaining independence from Rome.
The Earliest known civilization in Europe is the Minoan Civilization, which flourished from 27th Century BC to the 15th Century BC.
Although there are officially 50 countries in Europe today, this map of Europe in 1914 shows only 20. All the states in Europe today are Democratic Republics, meaning they are democracies governed by the citizens of those nations. However, back in 1914, many of the nations were kingdoms or empires. And Europe was the home to the largest trans-global empires back then, with the British Empire controlling almost one-fourth of the world back then.
Kosovo is the youngest country in Europe, declared its independence from Serbia on February 10th, 2018.
Modern Homo Sapiens’ remains have been found in Italy and Britain dating 45,000 years ago. It is possible that other hominid species could have lived in the European region as well.
In the period from 1.5 million B.C. until about 5000 B.C. Homo erectus and Homo sapiens respectively spread to the other continents. The oldest human fossil in Europe was found near Heidelberg, Germany and dates back to 650 000 B.C (Not homo sapiens though).
The separation starts from the Ural Mountains, Eastern part of Russia is in Asia while the Western Part and the Capital Moscow is in Europe. Russia is politically closer to Europe than it is to Asia.
Luxembourg, with a per capita per GDP of $104,003 which is the highest in the continent is the richest country in Europe. As an Economy, Germany is the largest with an economy of about $4.7 trillion.
Moldova is the poorest country with a per capita GDP of $2560 in 2018.