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The only continent on [[earth]] not starting with a capital [[A]], but a capital [[E]] instead. Continent stretching from the [[North Sea]] and the [[Atlantic Ocean]] in the west to the [[Ural Mountains]] in the east. From the [[Mediterranean Sea]] in the south to the [[North Pole]]. Europe is the western fifth of the [[Eurasian]] landmass. Perhaps the name Europe is derived from [[Europa]], but probably things are the other way around or the explanation is based on a coincidence (as with the [[Myrmidons]]). Europe hat a long history of great cultural and economic achievement, starting as far back as the [[Bronze Age]]. From the 15th century European nations, particularly [[Spain]], [[Portugal]], FrancE, and [[Britain]], built large colonial empires, with vast holdings in AfricA, AmericA, and [[Asia]]. The [[Industrialization]] started in 18th century from here. After [[World War Two]] and in the ColdWar Europe was divided in two major political and economic blocs. [[Communist]] nations in Eastern Europe and [[Capitalistic]] countries in Western Europe. Arround 1990 the Eastern bloc broke up. See HistoryOfEurope. Europe comprises at the beginning of the year 2001 the following countries: AlbaniA, AndorrA, AustriA, [[Belarus]], [[Belgium]], [[Bosnia Herzegovina]], [[Bulgaria]], [[Croatia]], [[Czech Republic]], DenmarK, [[Estonia]], [[Finland]], FrancE, GermanY (Federal Republic of) [[Greece]], [[Hungary]], IcelanD, [[Ireland]] (Republic of), ItalY, [[Latvia]], [[Liechtenstein]], [[Lithuania]], LuxemburG, [[Macedonia]] (Former Yugoslav Republic of) [[Moldova]], [[Monaco]], [[Netherlands]] (sometimes called [[Holland]]), [[Norway]], PolanD, [[Portugal]], [[Romania]], RussiA, [[Slovakia]], [[San Marino]], [[Slovenia]], [[Spain]], [[Sweden]], [[Switzerland]], TurkeY (Republic of) [[Ukraine]], [[United Kingdom]] (sometimes called [[Britain]] or [[Great Britain]], [[Vatican]], [[Yugoslavia]] (Federal Republic of)