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While not the largest continent, Europe has been critical in the development of the world as it exits today. The development and spread of knowledge, techniques, and culture have effected most of the Americas and Africa, and influenced the rest of the world as well. Join us in exploring the rich history of Europe by asking and answering questions here.
What is King Wenceslaus III of Bohemia's birthday?
King Wenceslaus III of Bohemia was born on October 6, 1289.
Where can you get a plague doctor mask for cheap?
Try making your own. Most Plague Doctor Masks I've found online are very expensive A good tutorial can be found at the site below. And to the original person who answered this -- google "plague doctor". Yes, people did wear masks. ...
What do you mean by Indian mercantile law?
Indian Mercantile law is primarily an adaptation of the English Law. The different Indian acts follow, to a considerable extent, the English mercantile law with some reservations and modifications necessitated by the peculiar conditions prevailing in India. ...
What historical event happened on September 13 1968?
On September 13, 1968 Albania officially retreated from the Warsaw Pact upon the Soviet Union-led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, having already ceased to participate actively in Pact activity since 1962. ...
Was there a Great Depression in Sweden?
Of course, the depression which started in 1929 in the United States spread to nations all over the world, including Sweden. Sweden having recovered in 1934 was however the first nation to fully recover from the Great Depression. ...
Asked in Christianity, History of Europe, Catholicism
Why was monasticism so important and influential in Europe during the first millennium?
First, people believed in God and the church. Second, people saw monastic life as a way to life in peace and security in a chaotic world. During the first four hundred years of the middle ages, people in western Europe were badly exposed to armed groups of people who were migrating or raiding. The Germanic tribes were a type of such groups, and the Vikings were another. People who lived in the countryside needed protection, and this could come if they moved...
What is a recipe for Moroccan seasoning?
most recipes involve some or all of the following: Those starred are essential ingredients coriander, * Cumin * turmeric, * Cayenne pepper * white pepper, black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, anise, saffron, piment fort, cardamom, * rose petals, nutmeg, mace, fennel, ...
Asked in History of Europe, Economics, Poland
Does Poland use the Euro?
No, the currency of Poland is the Polish złoty (PLN), but like most other EU member states, Poland is obliged to adopt the euro once the Polish economy meets certain criteria. However, the predicted date of this adoption is gradually put back by the ruling politicians and Poles are increasingly sceptical about the common EU currency. ...
Asked in USSR in WW2, History of Europe, Russia
Why is Kaliningrad an important port to Russia?
Before WWII Kaliningrad belonged to Germany (earlier Prussia), but in 1945 Russian leader Joseph Stalin wanted to get "kusok giermanskoj ziemli" ("a piece of German ground") and the city was incorporated to Russia. It is an important port because other Russian ports in Baltic Sea are located far in northeast. It was (and still is) a great base for Russian naval forces. But there is one problem - there is no land connection with other parts of Russia. ...
What is an opposite of a plebeian?
A Patrician. Plebeians were the common people of the Roman Empire, and Patricians were the noble families that Senators usually came from. There were very rich plebs, and some poor patricians. Most patricians were wiped out in the Civil Wars. ...
Asked in History of Europe, India, History of India, Essays
What was the condition of India after independence?
Britishers left India a shattered broken country divided into pieces by their Divide and Rule Policy but the Nation recovered their hidden strength to come up soon as a country of courage and integrity living on the principles of Non-violence and Co-existence. ...
Asked in History of Europe, Century - 1700s
How did Joliet Marquette and La Salle affect the conflict between France and England in the 1700s?
Well, all 3 explorers (Joliet, Marquette and La Salle) did not have any "direct" hands-on influence on the ensuing British-Franco conflicts. However, some of their discoveries and following colonizations of the territories in the Americas eventually led to what is known as the French and Indian Wars. Many French colonies practically bordered with other British colonies, that led to many conflicts, each with its colonies and Indian allies on its side on a bid for the western territories. Following France's defeat in the...
What continent has the lowest birth rate?
Antarctica has the lowest birth rate of any continent as it has no permanent population, making the birth rate 0. Of the populated continents, Europe has the lowest birth rate at about 2 children per mother. ...