Europe has always been a mixed area, but now its more unified and tackling ideas instead of each other. Its long history has had many glory days for each of the controlling factions of the time. But it seems to, as a region, to be able to adapt to survive, and continue Western ways. Modernly, since the World Wars, Europe has unified and faced many problems. At least several countries have unified. Now, after learning from history, and trying new ideas, they have banded together to form the European Union. Europeans in general seem a little to liberal for me, so I can t agree with them all the time. But the Euro is stronger than the dollar. But Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal are ruining it for the bunch. Being an optimist, things can always turn around.
I agree with your answer. You did a great job explaining and you gave me many things to think about.
I'm just curious, how would you propose them turning things around?
I think that because Europe's Euro has been worth more than a dollar that it is more than possible to get the Euro worth more than the dollar. Now, because Europe is unified, it can try to get money faster from each place; or they can do what is rare and not very popular and they could stop spending so much to at least even out how much debt they owe per year. Overall, I don't think Europe's best days are behind them.
I totally agree with you Luke Europe's best day aren't behind them. Do you think that if they pay their employees less and export more of their goods their country produces that it will raise the value of the euro.
What were some of Europe's better days? What does Europe have to look forward to? Like we mentioned in class, the European Union is living off of a credit card; they are in debt... Do you think their tourists places will balance out with the debt? Also, what are your thoughts on the European Union. Was is a good idea to merge together with many countries, or should have they stayed more independent. What about some of the countries who voted against becoming part of the Union, like Norway? Please do a better job explaining some of thoughts and ideas, but overall, nice job answering this question,
The European Union is underrated. It's 28 countries, or member states, operating a system of independent intuitions (i.e. the European Commission and the Council of the European Union). And they're all ruled under one government that makes negotiated decisions with each member state in mind. It's like a classroom full of kindergarten students sharing all their toys, with the feelings of their fellow classmates in mind.
I think, in the long run, Europe can survive. If not on their own, by the raging tourists who will buy almost anything for a keepsake. (I could mention the Euro, but I think Luke and Neil already covered that.) Even if Europe used to 'rule over' the US, I don't think they're bound to never prosper as a nation, things can always get better.
Eleanor, I really like your Kindergarten class comment, it explains that Europe is somewhat mixed up. I agree that they are going to have better times and tourists will help that. What do you think of the graying population of Europe?
Elle, I absolutely loved reading your answer. I thought you stated some really good facts and explained them really well. I liked it how you explained it as a classroom full of kindergarten students sharing all their toys, with the feeling of their fellow classmates in mind. That is such a great example. I also agree that Europe can survive by tourist because today Europe already had about a million tourist a day because of its great history and view. I agree that things can always get better, but things can always get worse as well. Great job. I really loved reading you comment.
I really enjoyed your answer and how you compared the European Union to a classroom full of kindergartners sharing their toys, but also having their classmates in mind. I agree that Europe can survive with their amazing tourism industry. I agree that they will prosper, but I don't think it will ever be as good as before. What do you think of their "nationalized" health care system where everyone can go to the doctor?
Right now, many countries in Europe are part of the European Union. As this implies, they are unified. I think that this is helping Europe survive right now, since a fair amount of countries are in enough debt to make our debt look good. These poorer countries benefit, but the richer countries not as much because they have to share their wealth. However, the Euro, at least when I have been over there, is worth slightly more than our dollar, so right now it is working. I think that tourism will also help Europe, since it is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Europe has had many long periods of "Glory days" in their history over the world. Think of all of the great empires that originated in Europe. Also all of the explorers from Europe controlling new lands. I don't think that they will have as much impact on our world in the future, with the competition from us and Asia, but I don't think that they are doomed. They still have plenty of natural resources which I think will be more important in the future.
I do agree with your comment about Europe's natural resources and I liked your comment about Europe's "Glory days" . It is fun to think about the great empires of Europe and the explores. Do you think that Europe has been doing better since the falling of the Berlin Wall?
I agree with your answer. It made a lot of sense to me and it is very easy to understand. I also thought some of your opinions were interesting as well.
Emily i like your answer. You said a lot of things that didn't cross my mind. Like i didn't really understand why Europe was doing so well until you mentioned the Union is helping Europe survive. Thanks Emily:)
Since 1993 Europe has been experiencing a life after communism. In Germany, the Berlin wall came down and there were less barriers. Since then there has been an economic and political Union of states or countries which are located primarily in Europe. Europe has the most money, but the US is catching up. Europe Government health care has been in place which may or may not account for the Graying population they now have. Another factor is the guest workers who come to Europe to work. The Euro's value is stable and more value than the US. People, who have extra money tend to want to visit. I think that Europe will continue to have good economic times, and hopefully the US will continue to foster good relations with Europe.
So Levi do you think that the united states will ever catch up to Europe? What makes you think Europe will continue to have a good economy.
i think that Europe still has better days in front of them. Europe has many people living in their country. The people living their can all get a job dew to Europe numerous job fields you could get a job cutting down wood, selling the lumber moving the lumber or building houses and stores out of the lumber produced. You could also get a job as a farmer or helping a farmer because Europe has a lot of farmland. As long as Europe keeps their people employed and keeps trading goods with other countries their good days will come.
I agree that Europe still has so many better days ahead of them. I also agree that this will come with employment and trading. That is a very good example. I also agree that they have good farmland. You did a very good explaining why they will have better days ahead. Do you think that the United States will ever catch up to Europe?
"Do you think that the United States will ever catch up to Europe?" is a good question to ask, but do you think that the United States has already "caught up" to Europe? Although the Euro is currently worth more than the U.S. dollar, and they are currently ranked higher than us as far as education goes, they are in a far greater debt than us. Also, right now, we do have a major influence in the world, including Europe. Wherever you travel, you will probably be able to find someone who speaks English. Also, when I went to Rome, downtown near our hotel, there was a McDonald's.
Today in modern Europe, many countries are currently in the European Union. Many of the countries are involved in this because they are in such bad debt, that as Mr. Conn said, makes the U.S.'s debt look substantially smaller and less of an issue than many European countries debts. The few prosperous countries in Europe do not like this Union as much because they have to constantly share their fortune and help all the poorer countries, but the poorer countries enjoy the Union very much as they are constantly given some of the richer countries wealth. For some reason though, the Euro is worth slightly more than a U.S. dollar is even though Europe is in great debt. I think that Europe's best days are behind them. In the past, Europe was the most powerful nation in the world, and they had extremely powerful empires throughout Europe. They also had great rulers like Alexander the Great, and many explorers to first explore the new world were from the European continent. I believe Europe will not suffer completely though as they have an amazing tourism industry and their great farm land will also be a great contributor to them maintaining a nation.
The european union consists of many european countries that banded together because of the severe debt that they all have. This union is not well liked with the wealthier countries because they are forced to share their wealth with the poorer contries. This union makes it easier for the poor countries because they get some of the wealth from the richer countries. I agree that europes best days are behind them because they have always been a great and powerful nation in the past. It is unclear to me what the future will hold for europe but i think the good days are not over for them, but they will not be like they were in the past.
Modern Europe today has many countries that are in the European Union. We have many countries that are in this because of the bad debt. We look like our debt is way smaller than Europe's because they have such bad debt. The fortunate countries of Europe don't like this Union because they have to share with the less fortunate countries. The poorer countries like this Union idea because they get money from the richer countries. There isn't a way to help them both in this Union. Our currency are a little different like the Euro is a little bit more than the dollar.
I think that their good days are behind them. Europe used to be the most powerful nation in the world that was very very weathly and full of power. They also had great rulers and went through a bunch of great explorers too. Europe i don't think will get worse i think it will stay the same as it is right now because they are maintaining well right now, just now as good as they used to be.
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