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Museum of Coastal Defence - Hel

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A: Coastal Gun Battery Schleswig Holstein

by Piotr Sliwinski, 60 meters away

Coastal Gun Battery Schleswig Holsteinstand no2 (restored)Early in the morning of 1th September 1939 ...

Coastal Gun Battery Schleswig Holstein


by Piotr Sliwinski, 70 meters away


by Piotr Sliwinski, 3.1 km away


by Piotr Sliwinski, 3.1 km away

E: Hel Penisula - coastal battery rouins

by Piotr Sliwinski, 3.2 km away

Hel Penisula - coastal battery rouins

F: Hel penisula - military ruins

by Piotr Sliwinski, 3.2 km away

Hel penisula - military ruins

G: Beginning of Republic of Poland

by Piotr Sliwinski, 3.5 km away

End of Hel penisula, known as "end or beginning of Poland" For a few years this place is public, but ...

Beginning of Republic of Poland


by Mariusz Kuzka, 10.3 km away

Jastarnia nad zatoką


by Mariusz Kuzka, 11.2 km away


by Mariusz Kuzka, 11.3 km away

This panorama was taken in Poland, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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