However, a dark age arose when the Roman Empire fell and Europe entered the middle ages.
One must simply consider how vast its history has been and ways in which its relationship with other regions in cultures in the world has shaped what we each know today.
The history of western civilization can be traced to the inventions ancient Greece.
In 12th century, Europe experienced remarkable changes in of art and learning, which helped in the construction of cathedrals and universities.
The Catholic Church’s dominance was brought down after the reformation of the 14th century.
At the same time, in the cities of Europe, there arose a merchant class in the cities, which led to the renaissance period.
This continued to the 17th century when art became advanced, ushering in the age of discovery.
The European Union was formed and has continued to emphasize on economic and political co-operation among the European nations up to date.
In the 21st century, western powers still have a lot of influence and power while the Asian and the African nations are still lagging behind.
Cold war followed after the emergence of Soviet Union and United States.
After the collapse of Soviet Union in 1990, cold war ended.