If there’s one defining theme when it comes to European history, it is one of extreme violence. No one has done war, conquest and exploitation of its neighboring countries (and others) better than the Europeans – so much so that the continent engulfed almost the entire civilized world into two genocidal conflicts in the space of a few years.
To understand just how crazy European history is, check out this fantastic video showing the changing borders in the continent over the past 1000 years. It’s truly mind blowing:
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