History: European Essays & Paper Examples

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Georg Ramsauer lived in a small village called Hallstatt, in Austria. This village was located near a lake named Salzkammergut, which means "the place of good salt," also near the region's capitol, Salzburg, "the salt town." The salt from these mountains was used to preserve the food in most of Old Europe. Ramsauer was the director of the salt mines. He'd heard tales of his worker's ancestors, and was fascinated by them. Hoping to find some remnant of these ear

Napoleon Bonaparte is considered by some a reformer and by others a monster, although all must agree that the emperor of France, and for sixteen years most of Europe, one of the greatest military and political geniuses of all time. Napoleon took advantage of every opportunity time after time. In November 1799, Napoleon joined with Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes and other plotters in designing a coup d'etat to overthrow the Directory of France. Quickly revising the Constitution, the plotters set up a

The Renaissance was significant on the development of Western Europe and the Impact it had was immense. The Renaissance not only influenced the worlds of art, music, and literature, but also the worlds of politics, religion, and society. During the Renaissance, advancements were made in several areas of technology and in thought. The Renaissance was a key in the development of Western Civilization. The Renaissance is a term that was coined in the 19th century to describe a period in whic

Differences between the Soviet Union and the Western democracies (Britain, France, and the United States) occupying post-war Germany already was evident in the country’s partition in 1945 following the collapse of the Nazi regime. Inevitably, capital Berlin, located in East Germany, also had to be partitioned. The Berlin Wall, erected in 1961, for almost thirty years, became the metaphor for the profundity of the sociopo

Differences between the Soviet Union and the Western democracies (Britain, France, and the United States) occupying post-war Germany already was evident in the country’s partition in 1945 following the collapse of the Nazi regime. Inevitably, capital Berlin, located in East Germany, also had to be partitioned. The Berlin Wall, erected in 1961, for almost thirty years, became the metaphor for the profundity of the sociopo