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    500 -1550. Western Europe would undergo many political changes as kings and nobles fought for political control over various kingdoms following the fall of the German Empire. Despite these turbulent changes Christianity would remain constant unifying force and provide hope. Economically trade faltered because of the lack of a currency and the deterioration of Roman Roads and infrastructure. Ultimately‚ Europe would remain stagnant. By 600 C.E. trade had diminished in Western Europe as a result

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    During the period of 1492 to 1750‚ Europe experienced drastic changes during their Age of Discovery. As a result of contact and colonization‚ Western Europe’s economy‚ political‚ social‚ and military systems changed‚ but also maintained certain aspects that enabled them to build strong civilizations. Such changes include increased (international) trade routes‚ more centralized governments such as monarchies‚ decreased unifying influence of the Catholic Church‚ and increased interest in military conquest

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    The expansion of Western Europe started with the Iberian phase. Spain and Portugal‚ the two countries of the Iberian Peninsula‚ had a short-lived yet important role in European expansion. European expansion then turned to Western Europe. Western Europe consists of the Dutch‚ French‚ and British. While Western Europe was exploring new worlds overseas‚ the Russians were expanding westward across all of Eurasia. Religion played a major role in expansion for both the Portuguese and the Spanish due

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    Western Europe is an important component when dealing with the history of Orientation and Mobility. Since Western Europe contains many different countries‚ just France‚ Italy‚ and Greece will be discussed in detail as well as the overall‚ general information of Western Europe. Western Europe’s culture plays a role in the history of Orientation and Mobility and the following information will play a role in my future career as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist. Western Europe’s top religion

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    prominent in Europe during the 16th century. Absolutism is a basic historical term meaning monarchial power that is unaffected by other bodies of power. This can include churches‚ legislatures‚ or social elites. This was brought up from the assumption of power. This also brings in the term of the belief of the "Divine Right". This power was very strong and meant that a certain person was chosen by God to be a King‚ Queen‚ or any position in high power. Both Eastern and Western Europe were very similar

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    The Byzantine Empire and Western Europe originally were part of the Roman Empire‚ but by the Middle Ages‚ they were vastly different‚ though they shared common traits‚ but by the 300’s‚ the Byzantine Empire had far surpassed Western Europe in trade and economics and political unity‚ while both empires were having arguments over religion. Western Europe and the Byzantine Empire had very different government structures. The Byzantine Empire was ruled by an Emperor and instead of direct rule‚ used

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    Road was an ancient network of trade routes connecting the Western and Eastern Empires that were central to cultural diffusion through areas of the Asian continent. The Silk Road played an extremely important role in the growth of trade and the exchanging of culture‚ language‚ ideas‚ and religion. During this time period in Western Europe many changes took place‚ however the main purpose of the Silk Road stayed intact. In 200 BCE‚ Western Europe relied heavily on trade with Chinese merchants which supported

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    The most significant process of state emerging in Europe was in XV-XVII centuries. In XIX century‚ the European states took a modern form that became the ideal type of state as the most famous definition from the German sociologist‚ Max Weber: “is a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory” (1958‚ 78). The formation of the ideal type had identified the followed politics within the new social organization in the historical

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    of the 19th century‚ many regions of the world experienced a tremendous growth in their population‚ agriculture‚ and economy. By using innovative measures to improve technology and means of production‚ certain parts of the world‚ specifically the Western world first then China‚ were able to emerge into newly industrialized and modernized nations. Some significant events that triggered these developments include the Age of Enlightenment‚ the Scientific Revolution‚ and perhaps the most influential

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    What Factors In The 15th to 18th centuries were decisive in permitting the emergence of Western Europe as the dominant force in the world economy and in world politics? Present the factor‚ present evidence supporting this factor‚ present any quotes that support the view‚ There were both positive and negative factors that resulted in the growth of capitalism in Western Europe‚ 1. Europe always had a high count of resources both in terms of working population and materials. This can be

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