Category: Europe

Castle and Park Kremsier

Czech Republic Attractions

Jewish Quarter Třebíč You can still get an impression of the life of the Jewish community in southern Czech Republic in the 19th century in the town of Třebíč (German: Trebitsch). A Jewish quarter...

Saint Barthelemy (France)

Saint Barthelemy (France)

Saint Barthelemy (Saint-Barthélemy in French; also St Barth) is an island in the Caribbean Sea 175 km north of the Guadeloupe archipelago (17 ° 54 ′ North 62 ° 50 ′ West). Administratively is a commune of Guadalupe, although the 6 of Decemberof 2003 residents...

Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como, Italy

“There are no wide fields on the banks of Como… there are no fat fields… Everything here is noble and affectionate, everything speaks of love, nothing reminds of the deformities of civilization.” Stendhal “Parma...

Serbia Society

Serbia Society and Economy

Population, society and rights The ethnic composition of Serbia (excluding Kosovo) became increasingly homogeneous during the 1990s. If in 1991 the Serbian population constituted about 77% of the total, according to the 2011 census...

Estonia in the 2000's

Estonia in the 2000’s

Northern European state. The population recorded by the 2000 census amounted to 1,370,052 residents, while a 2005 estimate had dropped to 1,330,000. The country’s political, economic and social changes have significantly influenced its demographic...

Switzerland Economic Conditions

Switzerland Population and Economic Conditions

Population. – Advancing at an accelerated pace compared to previous decades, the Swiss population (1993) totals 6,908,000 residents, compared to 6,365,960 registered in 1980 and 6,297,600 in 1970, with an annual growth rate of...

Italy Freedom

Italy Freedom and Rights

According to Freedom House’s Freedom in the World report, Italy is a free country. The country obtained the best possible score in relation to political pluralism, the possibility of participation in the electoral process and the...

Greece Sculpture

Greece Sculpture

Sculpture. – Discoveries and revisions of already known monuments have added precious material for a historical reconstruction, attentive to regional and workshop traditions, to the relationships between individual schools, and to the meaning of...

Attractions in Cordoba, Spain

Attractions in Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba, Spain: The beauty on the river Perhaps the most beautiful city in Spain is located picturesquely on the Rio Guadalquivir: Córdoba, capital of the province of the same name in Andalusia. Córdoba is...

Slovenia Landmarks

Slovenia Landmarks

Skocjan Caves The Skocjan Caves (German: Höhlen von St. Kanzian) are a system of caves in the southwest of Slovenia. The impressive natural phenomenon is located 20 kilometers east of Trieste and has been...

Praetor's Palace in Koper

Sightseeing in Slovenia

Take a study tour of Slovenia, a republic in Europe bordering Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia and the Adriatic Sea. Despite its small area, Slovenia has a diverse landscape. In the north-west of the country...

Cold War

Cold War

Cold War, a catchphrase for a non-military confrontation between two states or groups of states. Means, methods, objectives: The spectrum of means and methods used in a Cold War includes: the establishment and expansion...

North-South Conflict 2

North-South Conflict Part II

North-South conflict, term for the contrasts that arise from the economic-social and political-cultural development gap between the industrialized countries of the northern hemisphere and the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America, which...

North-South Conflict 1

North-South Conflict Part I

North-South conflict, collective term for the difference in living conditions between the developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America and the developed industrial countries,which has been described as a contradiction since the 1960s....

East West Conflict

East West Conflict

East-West conflict, term for the contrasts that broke out under the victorious powers after the Second World War and led to a global polarization in a western camp under the leadership of the USA...

Early History 6

Early History Part VI

The adoption of the culture of antiquity by Europe seems to have resembled the Greco-Roman process of reception in that intellectual appropriation was preceded by a level of relatively dependent learning in relation to...

Early History 5

Early History Part V

The Christian literature of late antiquity Originally the Christians had harshly rejected the whole culture of their pagan environment as belonging to this world that had to be overcome. During this time, up to...

Early History 4

Early History Part IV

During the classical age the drama experienced  its heyday – with the tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides as well as with the comedy poet Aristophanes; in addition, the prose now produced masterpieces, e. B....

Early History 3

Early History Part III

Hellenism With the age of Hellenism, opened by Alexander’s victory over the Persians, the autocracy of the Greek Poleis came to an end: Political power now emanated from the monarchically ruled empires of the...

Early History 2

Early History Part II

Antiquity [from Latin antiquus »old«] die, -, term for Greco-Roman antiquity, the first major epoch in the three-part (ancient, medieval and modern comprehensive) scheme of European history. Depending on the definition, antiquity extended from...

Early History 1

Early History Part I

Classification of the epoch Epoch designation that roughly dates back to 2000 BC. Describes to 500 AD. However, since the early period of this epoch has hardly any written sources and is therefore difficult...

Modern History 5

Modern History Part V

The introduction of work and drive machines forced the abolition of the guild system and thus led to a fundamental change in the labor constitution. It relieved the human workforce, but at the same...

Modern History 4

Modern History Part IV

Nevertheless, the relatively strong economic power of the bourgeoisie did not mean the end of the political domination of the nobility and clergy that had existed since the Middle Ages. The economic power of...

Modern History Part III

A mechanistic view of the political situation, as it were later attempted by T. Hobbes, was suggested by the strong upswing in the natural sciences. The voyages of discovery confirmed the doctrine of the...

Modern History 2

Modern History Part II

The development in Italy on the threshold of modern times In the battles over Italy, the modern European state system came to an initial conclusion. Italy was not only rich at that time, but...

Modern History 1

Modern History Part I

Modern times, term for the epoch following the Middle Ages and extending to the present day. Term content: The term was used as early as the 15th century, has become common as a periodization...

November Revolution 2

November Revolution Part II

Proclamation of the Republic Chancellor Max von Baden resigned on November 9th. He had chosen Friedrich Ebert, head of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), to be his provisional successor. The SPD was divided at...

November Revolution 1

November Revolution Part I

The November Revolution is the revolution that broke out in both countries after the military defeat of Germany and Austria in World War I. In the German Reich it began at the end of...