Europe is also the home of the most ancients and finest civilizations. Democracy was invented there almost 2000 years before white settlers set their feets on american ground.
Citizens of the EU are thinking of their union as an economical and political superpower. Indeed, they could be a superpower, if they would start to agree with each other. But History has shown, that something like that will never happen: the last 60 years were the _longest_ period of freedom ever on the european continent.
They try to solve problems with diplomacy even when someone's shooting at them.
The car, the internal combustion engine, the steam engine, electricity, the generator of electricity, the jet engine, the first aeroplane, the computer, the television, the telephone, the radio, nuclear power, the tank, the war ship, the English language, the French language, the Caucausian race (vast majority), the United States of America (wouldn't exist without Europe and don't bother denying it because you know it's true), the photocopier, x-rays, the contact lens, many many different cures for diseases such as smallpox, scurvy, malaria and medicines like penicillin, the first light bulb (I think), the steam engine, the steam turbine, the lawn mower, the World Wide Web, democracy, collodion process, the typewriter, the flushing toilet, the submarine,
and probably things such as modern education, sport, Western politics and pretty much every process used in industry and science. Without Europe, the Western world wouldn't exist, and neither would the English language, or any of the things I mentioned above.
If you really hate Europeans, then I hope you remind yourself of your hatred the next time you use electricity, drive a car, fly a plane, watch the television, play on the computer, or even eat a sandwich, because none of those things would exist without the European people and continent.
P.S.: I don't hate America, Asia, or anywhere else in the world. I just think we Europeans deserve respect. Is that too much to ask?
"Seeing as how Europe is smarter, richer, has a larger population, has invented the majority of the world's inventions, and has a military just as powerful as North America, no. Oh, and we have more nukes than the entire planet combined."
The first well-known literate civilization in Europe was that of the Minoans of the island of Crete and later the Myceneans in the adjacent parts of Greece, starting at the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC. Around 400 BC, the La Tene culture spread over most of the interior as far as the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal), and later Anatolia. The Etruscans inhabited central Italy and Lombardy, where they were displaced by the Celts, who mingled with earlier residents of Iberia to produce a unique Celtiberian culture. As the Celts did not use a written language, knowledge of them is piecemeal. The Romans encountered them and recorded a great deal about them; these records and the archaeological evidence form our primary understanding of this extremely influential culture. The Celts posed a formidable, if disorganized, competition to the Roman state, that later colonized and conquered much of the southern portion of Europe.
Economically weak because the people tend to prefer to enjoy themselves rather than work 65 hours a week just to feed themselves when they cud b doing fun stuff. And because they dont employ kids on slave-labour wage rates.
Strongest peoples of the world - what other continent could be completly destroyed by 1918, be the most powerful in the world again by 1939, and turn a backwards peasant autocracy in2 1 of the world superpowers over 20 years?
Unfortunate fathers of fascism. Also its destroyers.
Give every1 a chance through redistributive effects, causing some neofascist CEOs to move to the US and some others to take their factories to india.
Eastern European birds ARE the best in the world... especially solvakians =)
have high fuel, cigarette, and alcohol prices because the government tries to limit the usage of these BAD substances through high taxes.
oh btw. Budweiser did actually come from Europe origionally... 'Bud Veiser'!! Czech fgs! not that they're proud of it. Kozel is like 10x betta.
South America has evolved upon similar lines, although the social development is at the stage that Europe was reaching in the early 1900s, characterised by class stuggle and rapid shifts to the far left. Hopefully they will succeed where we failed and lead to a democratic worker's republic, kickstarting the global prolatarian revolution.
"I think there's a better way to solve problems than fighting"
"Oh, you're European right?"