The Europe Saga

Episode 5: What unites us – What divides us

For centuries, Europe was synonymous with war. Europeans often needed foreign enemies, an external danger, to come together. But for centuries, Europe fought more than anything against itself. Only in the course of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution of 1789 did a new concept of Europe emerge, one based on common values – liberty, quality and fraternity. But before it could realise these ideas, extreme nationalism drove the Europeans into two devastating world wars…