While Europe remains an important part of world society, it is no longer the dominant force in the world. That position was taken by the United States and, for a time, the Soviet Union.
- 1914-1918: World War One
- 1918-1939: The Inter-War Period
- 1939-1945: World War Two
- 1945-1989: The Cold War
1989-Present: The Post-Cold War World
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