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Europe. A brief look at its early history. Where is Europe?. Early Maps of t he World. Map of Europe (1400- drawn 2000). History of Europe. The first evidence of Humans was 35 000 BC Europeans first started to raise livestock and farm 7000BC.

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A brief look at its early history

history of europe
History of Europe
  • The first evidence of Humans was 35 000 BC
  • Europeans first started to raise livestock and farm 7000BC.
  • Population growth was slow because the people were reluctant to give up the hunter and gatherer life.
  • The move to agriculture was hard, but a lot more reliable.
  • Life was tough, the land was covered in trees and buildings needed to be built.
  • Slowly humans populated the continent
life of the early europeans
Life of the Early Europeans
  • Many kingdoms developed from these early civilizations.
  • Towns and villages developed all throughout Europe. Many distinct cultures, from Greek, Roman, Norse, French and German.
first nation and european comparison
First Nation and European Comparison
  • They lived much like the First Nations, but evolved at a much quicker rate.
  • A larger population of people lived in Europe
  • They had much more advanced civilizations and technology
european lifestyle
European Lifestyle
  • There were two main types of people in Europe. The nobility and the poor. The nobility were the kings, queens, lords and knights. They had money and
  • The poor /serfs worked to survive but worked for the nobility.
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European Lifestyle
  • Many wars and crusades were being fought over land and religion.
  • Knights and nobles were thought of as
  • The majority of the population were workers. They made enough money to maybe feed their families and pay taxes to the Nobility.
jobs of the poor
Jobs of the Poor
  • Farmers
  • Bakers
  • Blacksmiths
  • Builders
  • Masons
  • Clergy
  • Weavers
  • Inns and Bars
  • Mill Worker
age of exploration
Age of Exploration
  • The renaissance was a time that brought exploration and growth in Europe.
  • People challenged traditional teaching and many great achievements were being made.
  • New discoveries in both land and ideas were happening.
european powers
European Powers
  • Many countries or kingdoms in Europe wanted to accumulate power and wealth.
  • In order to do that, they needed to acquire land and resources.
acquiring weatlh and power
Acquiring Weatlh and Power
  • If you wanted land, you either went out exploring for new lands and claiming them for your country
  • Or you fought other countries for their land.
wealth and power
Wealth and Power
  • Countries achieved power and wealth based on how much money they had and by how much land they controlled.
  • The land provided each country with wealth. You mined for gold, silver, jewels, etc.
  • You gathered resources and sold them to others. Ie- lumber, fish, fur.
  • The more money and land you owned, the more powerful you were.
the struggle for number one
The struggle for number one.
  • Countries were constantly at war, each wanted to be the most powerful country.
  • Each country wanted all and were not afraid to fight for it.
  • The more money you had, the larger you could build your army.
  • There was a big push to go and explore new lands.
  • Kings wanted more land, more resources and new discoveries.
  • They also wanted to find easier trade routes to other countries.