Travel Destinations

Spain

During the sixteenth century, Spain was the greatest world power. The destruction of the Spanish Armada, a fleet sent to conquer England in 1588, marked the beginning of the decline of Spanish power....

Visiting today’s Spain

France

The French Revolution, organized by leaders of the middle class and lower class, brought about an end to the French absolute monarchy and forged a transition from feudalism to the industrial era....

Visiting today’s France

Italy

Italy was the core of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire from the fourth century B.C. to the fifth century A.D. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Italy was ruled by various barbarian tribes, local families, and popes....

Visiting today’s Italy

Germany

Occupied since 500 B.C. by Germanic tribes, the region of Germany became part of the Frankish empire by the sixth century A.D. Later it became a loose federation of principalities until unification under Otto von Bismarck....

Visiting today’s Germany

China

Occupied since 500 B.C. by Germanic tribes, the region of Germany became part of the Frankish empire by the sixth century A.D. Later it became a loose federation of principalities until unification under Otto von Bismarck....

Visiting today’s China