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Significant events in European history include the Roman settlements, the Viking Explorations, the Renaissance, the Reformations, the Age of Enlightenment and the French and Industrial Revolutions. Europe's story includes states, monarchies and revolutions. Its wars range from the Thirty Years' War to the Cold War to the War on Terror. European History is filled with fascinating people including Pliny the Younger, Leif Ericson, and Marquis de Pombal.. Explore their stories and worlds with us.

Jewish Revenge Against Germans in Nazi Europe

The German guards were positioned in front of the Gestapo building in Warsaw. A pretty girl with big blue eyes shyly walked up to...

Roger Boscovich Bettero: Jesuit Scientist

Rogelio (Roger) Boscovich was born in Ragusa (also known as Dubrovnik), Croatia on May 1711. His father, who was paralyzed, died when Roger was...

Cultural Treasures: Biertan Fortified Church, Transylvania

The village of Biertan in Sibiu county, where the fortified church is located, was first mentioned in a document in 1283, having been founded...

Cultural Treasures: The Fortified Churches in Transylvania

The fortified churches in Transylvania were the trademark of the Saxon population brought here by King Geza II of Hungary, in the 12th century....

First World War

The pages of history are red with wars and revolutions. Regional wars, ethnic wars, civil wars and transitional wars have all contributed to major...

Snagov Monastery , Romania- the Burial Place of Vlad the Impaler

Bram Stoker’s book ‘Dracula’ put Transylvania on a map. The remaining question was: Does Transylvania truly exist or is it a make believe land?...

The Soviet Story by Anecdote and Humour

Humour was used in the Soviet Union to lambaste and criticize its inflated leaders. Under the Communist regime the party had complete control of...

The Soviet Union by Political and Economic Anecdotes

Many anecdotes are centred on the theme of inefficiency in the Soviet Union. I feel this is down to two main reasons. The first...

Early Modern Europe – Charles XII and His Retreat to Bender

The conflict known as the Great Northern War began in 1700. King Charles XII was opposed to Czar Peter the Great of Russia, Frederick...

The Mistake that Started World War One

World War One was started quite by accident. Literally. Plans had been made and people were in position to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand and...
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