What we think of as Western Culture began in Europe. In ancient Greece European philosophers and scientists first emerged, alongside the beginnings of Democracy. After the Greeks came the Romans, who brought order to the rest of the continent, and spread their new faith, Christianity, to all corners of their empire.
The middle ages saw a decline in the standing of Europe, before the renaissance brought it back to its position of dominance; a position which it maintained for over 500 years until the aftermath of World War Two.
Today, the once vast empires of the European powers are gone and the continent is divided between more than 50 states and territories. This quiz is about 10 of those, and the flags which represent them.