The map below shows the last time that each European state was part of another country. Copy a color or pattern from another country. Over the last few centuries the coming of the Iron Age to Europe has led to a large growth in populations throughout the continent, as well as great advances in.
Holding Control + Shift has the opposite result.
In exacting geographic definitions, Europe is really not a continent.
Hold Control and move your mouse over the map to quickly color several countries. Many will find it interesting what would happen if all European countries' pre-existing borders were put on the same map. World maps assuming a spherical Earth first appear in the Hellenistic period.