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Colonization timeline – 1500 AD to modern times

By |2019-04-17T09:40:38-07:00September 10th, 2017|Africa, History, When|

Tenochtitlan under attack (painted in the 1600s) Ships and sailing improve Beginning about 1450 AD, Europeans took advantage of new advances in sail technolog. They invaded and took over most of the world beyond Europe. Their colonization had disastrous effects for the people they conquered. Medieval ships and sailing Europe in the 1500s All our [...]

Modern European religion

By |2019-06-02T08:00:22-07:00August 7th, 2017|History, Modern Europe, Religion|

A Catholic bishop marries Napoleon and Josephine - modern European religion Freedom of religion Even though by 1802 Napoleon had opened up the Catholic churches again, French people kept their freedom of religion, and the Catholic Church had much less power in France. French Revolution Who was Napoleon? Enlightenment religion All our Modern Europe articles [...]

Where do bananas grow today?

By |2019-02-09T10:20:56-07:00June 20th, 2017|Central America, Food|

Bananas growing on a banana tree When did bananas reach the Americas? Bananas were the hip new food in Europe in the 1400s AD, so it's not surprising that the first Portuguese sailors who came to the Americas brought banana seeds with them. Earlier history of bananas More about those sailors South American [...]