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->''"Whatever else may divide us, Europe is our common home; a common fate has linked us through the centuries, and it continues to link us today."''

Useful Notes on that place where a lot of Americans originate from via their ancestors. Nonetheless, American media often give the impression that Americans believe "Europe" to be one homogenous place (that is, the place next to their buddies in the [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOfIt UK]]) with an annoying propensity for [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI getting]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII into wars]] and [[AmericaWonWorldWarII requiring American help]] to get out of them.

Note that some of the states mentioned below are usually considered European for cultural rather than geographical reasons, like Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan (near the border between continents, but technically Asian) or Cyprus and Armenia (geographically entirely Asian), while the "Europeanness" of Russia and Turkey has been disputed for centuries (and in any case, both have the majority of their territory in Asia).

In fact, the idea of Europe as a continent is more of a historical holdover than anything that can be objectively justified. There is no continental divide between Europe and Asia, (hence "Eurasian tectonic plate") and some even regard Europe as an Asian subcontinent with delusions of grandeur. Because of this, the exact definition of "Europe" has fluctuated wildly over time - for example, ''TheIronMan'' includes the line "all the countries of Europe can fit easily into Australia", which may confuse many modern readers unless they know that, to Ted Hughes, "Europe" stopped at the UsefulNotes/IronCurtain. Areas whose "Europeanness" are open to debate include the [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOfIt British Isles]], Scandinavia, Cyprus, Turkey, Russia west of the Urals, the Caucasus, etc. etc...

For the list of tropes related to Europe and Europeans, see the EuropeIndex.

The name "Europe" is derived from the name of the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology mythical]] [[DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal rape victim]] Europa. Don't ask.

If you're looking for the Swedish rock band, click [[Music/{{Europe}} here]] or in the "Music" link up there.

!Countries (Note: EU member states marked with an asterisk (*), Eurozone members marked with a Euro sign (), non-Eurozone Euro users marked with a Euro sign and exclamation point (!)):
!!British Isles
* UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Dublin
* [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} United Kingdom]] *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': London
** UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}
*** UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}
** UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland

!!Western Europe
* UsefulNotes/{{Andorra}} !
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Andorra La Vella
* UsefulNotes/{{France}} * (The southern half can be considered to be part of southern Europe.)
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Paris
* UsefulNotes/{{Monaco}} !
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Monaco
* UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} * (Portugal can be considered to be part of southern Europe.)
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Lisbon
* UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} * (Spain can also be considered to be part of southern Europe.)
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Madrid

!!The Low Countries (Benelux)
* UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Brussels
* UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Luxembourg
* UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Amsterdam

!!Central Europe
* UsefulNotes/{{Austria}} *
-> '''Capital and Largest City''': Vienna
* [[UsefulNotes/TheCzechRepublic Czech Republic]] *
-> '''Capital and Largest City''': Prague
* UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Berlin
* UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Budapest
* UsefulNotes/{{Liechtenstein}}
->'''Capital''': Vaduz
->'''Largest City''': Schaan
* UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Warsaw
* UsefulNotes/{{Slovakia}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Bratislava
* UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}}
->'''Capital''': Bern
->'''Largest City''': Zurich

!!Southern Europe
* UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Rome
* UsefulNotes/{{Malta}} *
->'''Capital''': Valletta
->'''Largest City''': Birkirkara
* UsefulNotes/SanMarino !
->'''Capitol''': San Marino
->'''Largest City''': Dogana
* UsefulNotes/VaticanCity !
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Vatican City

!!The Nordic Countries
* UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Copenhagen
** UsefulNotes/{{Greenland}}
* UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Helsinki
** UsefulNotes/AlandIslands *
* UsefulNotes/FaroeIslands
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Torshavn
* UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Reykjavik
* UsefulNotes/{{Norway}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': UsefulNotes/{{Oslo}}
** UsefulNotes/{{Svalbard}}
* UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Stockholm

!!Eastern Europe
* UsefulNotes/{{Belarus}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Minsk
* UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}}
* UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}}
->'''Capital''': Kiev
->'''Largest City''': Kharkiv

!!The Baltics
* UsefulNotes/{{Estonia}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Tallinn
* UsefulNotes/{{Latvia}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Riga
* UsefulNotes/{{Lithuania}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Vilnius

!!The Balkans (some of the nations are considered to be part of Southern Europe, according to the United Nations geoscheme)
* UsefulNotes/{{Albania}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Tirana
* UsefulNotes/{{Bosnia}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Sarajevo
* UsefulNotes/{{Bulgaria}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Sofia
* UsefulNotes/{{Croatia}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Zagreb
* UsefulNotes/{{Cyprus}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Nicosia
* UsefulNotes/{{Greece}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Athens
* UsefulNotes/{{Macedonia}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Skopje
* UsefulNotes/{{Moldova}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Chisinau
* UsefulNotes/{{Montenegro}} !
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Podgorica
* UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Bucharest
* UsefulNotes/{{Serbia}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Belgrade
* UsefulNotes/{{Slovenia}} *
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Ljubljana

!!The Caucasus (not always considered part of Europe)
* UsefulNotes/{{Armenia}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Yerevan
* UsefulNotes/{{Azerbaijan}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Baku
* UsefulNotes/{{Georgia}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': T'bilisi

!!The Borderlands (they have territory in Europe but may or may not be considered part of it)
* UsefulNotes/{{Kazakhstan}}
->'''Capital''': Astana
->'''Largest City''': Almaty
* UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}} (though some people can make convincing arguments that Turkey is a part of, or at least very attached to, Europe)
->'''Capital''': Ankara
->'''Largest City''': UsefulNotes/{{Istanbul}}

!!Other entities:
* UsefulNotes/{{Abkhazia}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Sukhumi
* UsefulNotes/{{Chechnya}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Grozny
* UsefulNotes/{{Gibraltar}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Gibraltar
* UsefulNotes/{{Kosovo}} !
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Pristina
* UsefulNotes/{{Liberland}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Liberland
* UsefulNotes/NagornoKarabakh
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Stepanakert
* UsefulNotes/{{North Cyprus}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': North Nicosia
* UsefulNotes/{{South Ossetia}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Tskhinvali
* UsefulNotes/{{Transnistria}}
->'''Capital and Largest City''': Tiraspol

!Defunct Countries, Empires, States and other entities
* UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire
* UsefulNotes/EastGermany
* UsefulNotes/HanseaticLeague
* UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire
* UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany
* [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic Habsburg Empire]]
* UsefulNotes/ThePapalStates
* UsefulNotes/PolishLithuanianCommonwealth
* UsefulNotes/{{Prussia}}
* [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (or Soviet Union, or just USSR)]]
* UsefulNotes/{{Yugoslavia}}

!Useful Notes and Other Articles Related to Europeans and European Culture
!!Europe in General
* UsefulNotes/AngloSaxons
* UsefulNotes/BattleOfLepanto
* UsefulNotes/{{Castles}}
* UsefulNotes/TheCrimeanWar
* UsefulNotes/TheCrusades
* UsefulNotes/EuroFooty
** EuropeanChampionship
** UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague
* UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion
* UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship
* Series/EurovisionSongContest
* UsefulNotes/{{ESA}}
* ForcesWithFirepower
** UsefulNotes/ArmosWithArmor (UsefulNotes/{{Armenia}})
** UsefulNotes/BelarusiansWithBTRs (UsefulNotes/{{Belarus}})
** UsefulNotes/BelgiansWithBrigades (UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}})
** UsefulNotes/TheBiteOfDracula (UsefulNotes/{{Romania}})
** UsefulNotes/BohemiansWithBombers (UsefulNotes/CzechRepublic)
** UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships (UsefulNotes/{{Britain}})
*** UsefulNotes/UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm
** UsefulNotes/DanesWithDrakens (UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}})
** UsefulNotes/DutchmenWithDestroyers (UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands)
** UsefulNotes/FinnsWithFearsomeForests (UsefulNotes/{{Finland}})
** UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades (UsefulNotes/{{France}})
*** UsefulNotes/TheUltimateResistance
** UsefulNotes/GeorgiansWithDragunovs (UsefulNotes/{{Georgia}})
** UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome (UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire)
** UsefulNotes/MagyarsWithMountedArchers (UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}})
** UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons (UsefulNotes/NaziGermany)
** UsefulNotes/NeutralAustriansWithNoNavy (UsefulNotes/{{Austria}})
** UsefulNotes/NewRomanLegions (UsefulNotes/{{Italy}})
** UsefulNotes/NewSpanishArmada (UsefulNotes/{{Spain}})
** UsefulNotes/NorwegiansWithNoAmmo (UsefulNotes/{{Norway}})
** UsefulNotes/OssisWithOsas (UsefulNotes/EastGermany)
** UsefulNotes/PaddiesWithPropellerPlanes (UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}})
** UsefulNotes/PolesWithPoleaxes (UsefulNotes/{{Poland}})
** UsefulNotes/PortugueseMenOfWar (UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}})
** UsefulNotes/PrussiansInPickelhauben (UsefulNotes/{{Prussia}})
** UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRifles (TsaristRussia)
** UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets (SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn)
** UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRustingRockets (UsefulNotes/{{Russia}})
*** UsefulNotes/FromRussiaWithNukes
** UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic (Habsburg Imperial Forces)
** UsefulNotes/ThisIsHellas (UsefulNotes/{{Greece}})
** UsefulNotes/SlovaksWithSappers (UsefulNotes/{{Slovakia}})
** UsefulNotes/SwedesWithCoolPlanes (UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}})
** UsefulNotes/SwissWithArmyKnives (UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}})
** UsefulNotes/TurksWithTroops (UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}})
** UsefulNotes/UkrainiansWithDepletedUranium (UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}})
** UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht (UsefulNotes/WestGermany / Modern UsefulNotes/{{Germany}})
* UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar
* UsefulNotes/TheGreatNorthernWar
* UsefulNotes/HoleInFlag
* UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar
* UsefulNotes/LatinLanguage
** UsefulNotes/LatinPronunciationGuide
* UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars
* UsefulNotes/{{NATO}} (Organization founded by the US and some European countries)
* UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity
* UsefulNotes/ThePope (most Popes were European - particularly Italian, French or Greek; he also lives in Rome)
* UsefulNotes/RevolutionsOf1848
* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}
* UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar
* UsefulNotes/StandardEuropeanPoliticalLandscape
* UsefulNotes/ThirtyYearsWar
* UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar
* UsefulNotes/WarOfTheAustrianSuccession
* UsefulNotes/WarOfTheSpanishSuccession
* UsefulNotes/WarsawPact (the former counterpart of NATO)

!!British Isles
''See [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} United Kingdom]] and UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}} for everything solely related to Britain/the UK and Ireland, respectively''
* UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK (noteworthy)
* Myth/CelticMythology
* UsefulNotes/HistoryOfEnglish
* UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOfIt (noteworthy)

!!Western and Southern Europe
''See UsefulNotes/{{France}}, UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} and UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} for everything solely related to those countries''
* Myth/ClassicalMythology
* TheKnightsHospitallers
* Myth/LusitanianMythology
* UsefulNotes/PortugueseLanguage
* UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic
** UsefulNotes/PunicWars
* UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire
** UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire
* UsefulNotes/YouthHostelPlakias

!!The Balkans
* UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars

!!Eastern Europe and Russia
''See UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} for everything solely related to Russia''
* {{Cossacks}} (most of them were Russians, but there were also Ukrainian Cossacks)
* UsefulNotes/CyrillicAlphabet
* UsefulNotes/PolishSovietWar
* Myth/SlavicMythology

!!Central Europe and Benelux
''See UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} for everything solely related to Germany''
* UsefulNotes/AustroPrussianWar
* UsefulNotes/TheEightyYearsWar
* UsefulNotes/{{Pillarisation}}
* UsefulNotes/SiegeOfVienna

!!Nordic Europe
* Myth/NorseMythology
* UsefulNotes/NorwegianLanguageStruggle
* UsefulNotes/NorwegianConstituentAssembly
* UsefulNotes/NotableSwedishMonarchs

!!Caucasus and Edges
* UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire
* UsefulNotes/TheFallOfConstantinople