Spain is located in the Iberian Peninsula, acting as a strategic link to the Americas and North Africa. For ages Spanish conquistadors have launched missionaries and colonized several countries. They had a great foothold on South America. Even today Latina America speaks Spanish and is influenced to a great extent by Spanish culture. But Spain itself has several influences of various other cultures in it. With the Moorish crusades & the pro European influence, Spain’s culture has changed a lot.
The People’s Republic of China, as it is officially known, is the most populous nation in the World. China is a known destination of several centuries & has always remained a closed economy. It is very popular in the ancient era for its Silk Route, which turned out to be the Linking channel for trade routes between Europe and the rest of Asia. For centuries, China has been several countries within itself, due to its vastness and was ruled by several rulers. So its influence has always been great in the central Asian region.
France has been a great influence in the European culture for centuries now. Situated in the Western most part of Europe, France serves a mainland connection between the rest of Europe and the Iberian Peninsular & the British Isles. France has been influence by the Anglo rules, the Bavarian Monarchy & the Islamic invasion, thus the local Gaelic people have shaped their traditions based on existing culture and these influenced culture. Always in the scene of international ties and wars, France’s reaches have gone far up to the east of Europe.
Greece is a nation that boasts of one of the most ancient of traditions & cultures around in the world. Dating back to the BC era, Greece has always been filled with mythology & cultural references even followed till date. Situated in the Mediterranean Region, this nation serves as a link between Europe & the Arab world and has therefore seen many a crusade war target their country. Although now the very mention of the country’s name is associated with debt & currency crisis, it has been a prosperous & educated civilization over the centuries. This would be visible through their awe striking structures, built by their kings, which are still preserved with great care & quality.
They vast nation to the south of Asia, India is not considered to be a nation, but a Sub-continent, due to its vastness in size & diversity within the country. It would be astounding for one to know that there are more than thousand recognized languages in India. There would be a complete change in traditions & cultural significance from one state to another. In such a vast and diverse country one would never have to wonder whether there would be any historic sites to visits.
Egypt has been a mysterious nation, where most of the attention is usually focused on its age old constructions & monuments. Part of the Sinnai Peninsular this nation forms a connection between Africa and the rest of the world, forming a land bridge of sorts. They connect the immediate countries of the African continent and the Middle East. Therefore it served as a prime location for the entry of the Islamic Crusaders to make their way through Southern Europe and rest of Africa. Even today, Egypt is a predominant Islamic Nation and boasts of great Islamic traditions, with some Jewish influences.
Mexico has been known for many things over the centuries, rather infamous shall we say. Their Mafia Activities, the number of illegal immigrants crossing the US border and settling there a few to name. But this generalization is a complete blinder to people who have no clue about the country. Mexico is typical Tropical County, which forms the core of Central America & connects the North & South Americas and is generally a mix of western & Hispanic traditions. The country’s inhabitants are original dwellers form the Incan & Mayan Civilization mixed with the Spanish Conquests that took place over the years. Therefore you would visibly see the influence of both these culture on the various regions of Mexico.
South East Asian countries are now attracting tourists from across the globe of late. Exotic beaches, good topical weather, enchanting visuals are some of the reasons why Asia is able to attract so many people. And Thailand is no exception to this Bandwagon. A country that takes pride that it was the only country that was never colonized by any European Powers, during their colonial conquests, Thailand still continues to be a ruled by a Monarch. Heavily influenced by Ancient Indian History, this country has over the years built structures with designed that are typical & reminiscent of the South East of Asia.
This exotic Mediterranean country poses a conundrum to one and all. Is Turkey a European or Asian Nation? Turkey is a Western Asian Nation which has great influence of the rest of the European countries on it.
A Country which one led the way for other countries during the period of Renaissance, Italy is a nation that boasts of intense history & culture. Although not the actual home of the Catholic Church, Vatican City is contained within this Peninsular Nation. Apart from the Italian Peninsular, the Country consists of Sicily & Sardinia, two large islands on the Mediterranean Sea. Anything with reference to continental, Mediterranean automatically revert one’s thoughts to this Nation.