A continent that seems to have mastered how education should be dealt with. Has a fairly decent agenda of knowledge unlike the opposite of the Atlantic, but does not overwhelm themselves with loads of knowledge. (unlike Asia)
A continent that once could dominate the rest of the world with a fraction of its military power, but is now overwhelmingly inferior in that same aspect to the nations they once ravaged.
A continent with the highest standard of living in one side, and starving beggars in the other.
A continent whose only economical refuge is Nokia, which will probably disappear into oblivion as well. The technological market has been throughly consumed by Korea and Japan, and everything else by China and USA.
The birthplace of nearly all modern beliefs. Credited with their ingenious insights on the humanities and the sciences.
A confusing place that provided the underlying ideals for anti-racism, (i.e. Natural Law) but houses too much racists
A continent that still believes that they are the best in the world.
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.