History of Europe

In this essay I will be giving an overview of the History of Europe from 500-1750 AD.

500-1000 AD

After the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe began dividing itself into separate city-states this divided the country into many different regions. But Europe was still very disorganized and undeveloped at this time.

By 1000 AD, Europe has started to get out of a period known as the “Dark Ages(caused by the collapse of Rome). There were some stable Kings, but the situation of Europe was still far from stable. The strongest nations in Europe at this time were England, France, and the Holy Roman Empire.

1200-1400 AD

1200 AD, the Muslims in Iberia have been kicked out, but still remain as an enemy to the Spaniards. All the land in Europe has now been claimed, which causes the European nations to attack each other. Most of the tension politically is caused by the disagreement of Church and State.

A lot happened in 1400 AD, Europe faced the Black Death or the Bubonic Plague; the last remnants of the great Roman Empire,Constantinople; falls after getting captured by the Ottoman Empire. In late 1400 AD, Columbus discovered North America, which brought on a new era, Colonization.

1750 AD

Sweden has now gained much when it comes to territory, now governing most of Scandinavia. The Ottomon Empire is held back from Eastern Europe, thanks to Austria, Poland, and Russia. England, France, Portugal, Spain, and the Netherlands have gained vast overseas colonies, which has increased the wealth of Europe.


A lot more than just this has happened in Europe during this time period, this is just a basic overview on how Europe has changed during these time periods.


  1. Esther W. says:

    Nice essay! You did a great job summarizing everything up.

    Liked by 1 person

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