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Countries / Europe

Europe is included as one of the world's seven continents, but it is really a peninsula of Eurasia. The borders for Europe are somewhat arbitrary, and the term continent can refer to a political distinction or a physiographic one. Western culture derives from Europe. European nations played a predominant role in global affairs from the 16th century onwards, especially after the beginning of Colonialism. By the mid 17th century, European nations controlled most of Africa, the Americas, and large portions of Asia. Destruction during World War I and World War II, which were largely European Wars, led to a decline in European dominance in world affairs and the United States and Soviet Union took over as global powers.

Albania Andorra Armenia
Austria Azerbaijan Belarus
Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria
Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic
Denmark Estonia Finland
France Georgia (country) Germany
Greece Hungary Iceland
Ireland Italy Kosovo
Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania
Luxembourg Malta Moldova
Monaco Montenegro Netherlands
Northern Cyprus Norway Poland
Portugal Republic of Ireland Republic of Macedonia
Romania Russia San Marino
Serbia Serbia and Montenegro Slovakia
Slovenia South Ossetia Spain
Sweden Switzerland Turkey
Ukraine United Kingdom Vatican City
Åland Islands Éire