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The Portuguese discoveries

Portugal became the first European kingdom to develop an overseas expansion in the process of territorial expansion.
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Stalinism in the inter-war USSR

Lenin’s death in 1924 brought to power Joseph Stalin and the imposition of its Marxism-Leninism version as the official ideology in the USSR.
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Renaissance and Humanism in Europe

Humanism was a movement for cultural renewal, which emerged in Italy in the 14th century and spread throughout Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries.
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Cities and Countryside in 16th-century Europe

In 16th century Europe, only 2% of the population lived in cities of more than 40,000 inhabitants. Major urban centres began to emerge on an eminently rural continent.
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16th century economy: the colonial expansion, agriculture and trade

The Early Modern period saw no major changes in the economic and social structures inherited from the Late Middle Ages.
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Charlemagne, Emperor. The Kingdom of the Franks (481-987)

The Carolingian Empire, within the stage of the Kingdom of the Franks, is a fundamental piece of European history. There are two periods: the Merovingian dynasty (481-751) and the Carolingian dynasty (751-987).
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The democracies of interwar Europe: Britain, France and Germany

The twenty years separating the two world wars (1918-1939) marked one of the most politically and economically unstable times for the European continent.
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Social and economic changes on the 19th century

In the nineteenth century there were profound social, economic and political changes that marked the beginning of modernity in Europe and in its colonial possessions.