Cultural Diffusion: European Influences Around The World
How have industrialization and colonization led to the diffusion of European culture around the world?
Key Terms • Industrialization – the large scale introduction of industry in a country or society • Colonization – exploration and settlement of new territories for a country/society • Diffusion – the spread of ideas, inventions, or patterns of behavior to different societies
European Influence on America • English Language • Protestant/Catholicism • “New England” Region • City Names • Italian Food • Soccer • Tennis • Rugby • Olympics started in Europe: Olympia in 776 B.C. Modern- first in Athens, Greece in 1896 • The Romans inspired our Capitol buildings
European Influence on Mexico • Spanish Influence on Mexico • The language • Biggest Catholic population after Brazil • Architecture of Cathedrals and Mexican towns were designs of Spain • Bull fighting originated in Spain • Soccer • French Influence on Mexico • Mexican law is based on the Napoleonic Code- The code forbade privileges based on birth, allowed freedom of religion, and specified that government jobs should go to the most qualified. • If you travel through the small towns in the state of Jalisco you will see many blonde, blue-eyed, 100 percent Mexicans of French descent. • Out of the French word mariage evolved the name of Mexico's mariachis. What would Mexico be without mariachis?
European Influences on Brazil • Portuguese influence on Brazil: • Catholicism • Holidays- Carnival & the June Festival • Portuguese (the language) • Mango’s were actually introduced by the Portuguese • Big influences in Brazil were Portuguese, German, Italians Europe Influence in general on Brazil • Soccer • Rugby • Tennis