By convention, a continent comprising the westernmost area of Eurasia
  • Balkans - Region of southeast Europe, between the Adriatic and Aegean seas, mostly coextensive with the Balkan Peninsula
  • Baltic states - Regions of Europe bordering the Baltic Sea
  • British Isles - Group of islands on the Atlantic Ocean, off the northwest coast of Europe
  • Europe, Central - Regions in the middle of the European continent
  • Europe, Eastern - Regions of central Europe roughly east of longitude 24° E
  • Europe, Western - Regions of continental Europe, roughly west of longitude 8° E
  • Iberian Peninsula - Large peninsula in southwest Europe, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea
  • Italian Peninsula - Large peninsula in southern Europe, between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic seas
  • Scandinavia - Region of northern Europe, encompassing the Scandinavian Peninsula and culturally related areas


Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. Physically and geologically, Europe is a subcontinent or large peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and to the south by the Mediterranean and the Caucasus. Europe's boundary to the east is vague, but has traditionally been given as the watershed for the Ural Mountains and Caspian Sea to the southeast: the Urals are considered by most to be a geographical and tectonic landmark separating Asia from Europe. ..."


Anarchism, by Voltairine de Cleyre, Free Society, 13 Oct 1901
Examines various economic propositions for anarchism (socialist, communist, individualist and mutualist) and opines that all could be tried out
"And I believe the material reason which accounts for their acceptance of that particular economic scheme [Socialism] is ... that the social development of Europe is ... that almost from time immemorial there has been a recognized class struggle; that no workman living, nor yet his father, nor his grandfather, nor his great-grandfather has seen the land of Europe pass in vast blocks from an unclaimed public inheritance into the hands of an ordinary individual like himself, without a title or any distinguishing mark above himself, as we in America have seen."
The Politics of Johann Wolfgang Goethe, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe, The Wall Street Journal Europe, 30 Dec 1999
Revised version of Prof. Hoppe's Oct 1999 The Free Market article
"Would that today's Brussels bureaucrats understood this! The single EU market has given the 15 member states the open borders--to people, goods and capital--that Goethe praised in 1828. Free trade and migration are a reality. But what is not needed is a 'large capital city' or a federal state to regulate, or further complicate, life."