What is Europe?

  • (noun): The nations of the European continent collectively.
    Example: "The Marshall Plan helped Europe recover from World War II"
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Europe

Europe (i/ˈjʊərəp/ EWR-əp or /ˈjɜrəp/ YUR-əp) is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are somewhat arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term "continent" can incorporate cultural and political elements.

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... Main article Culture of Europe The culture of Europe can be described as a series of overlapping cultures cultural mixes exist across the continent ... According to historian Hilaire Belloc, for several centuries the peoples of Europe based their self-identification on the remaining traces of the Roman culture and on concept of Christendom, because ...
Foreign Relations Of France - Europe
... France has maintained its status as key power in Western Europe because of its size, location, strong economy, membership in European organizations, strong ... argued that the UK had extensive alliances outside Europe, especially with the United States, and was famously suspicious of its European neighbours ...

More definitions of "Europe":

  • (noun): The 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use 'Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles.

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    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

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