Summary of Culture

Western Europeans are pioneers and trendsetter in art, education, and in developing programs.

Art

  • The countries in Western Europe have been world leader in literature, architecture, music, and the visual arts
  • There was two artistic movements that broke out

o   Realism- focuses on accurately depicting the details of everyday life

§  This became noticeable in the mid-1800s

o   Impressionists- they were painters that went outdoors and painted the natural world

Language and Religion

  • Most western Europeans speak the language of Indo- European language family
  • There are only a few countries that speak their own legit language
  • Western Europeans are primarily Christians

o   They are Roman Catholic

  • Most people of France and German today are nominal members of the Faith
  • They keep a connection to their family religion through tradition such as religious celebration

Education and Health Care

  • Compulsory education for children and comprehensive health care and social services are traditions valued in Western Europe

o   98-100 percent are literate  and laws in each country are made to provide education to every student

  • Germany’s social welfare is funded by the government

o   Medical care

o   Unemployment benefits

o   Many other services

Family Life and Leisure

  • The government provide programs for children, provide housing subsidies, and maternity and retirement benefits
  • Western Europe has an increasing aging
  • Population and decreasing birthrates and death rates
  • Western Europeans plays sports like soccer
  • Due to increased affluence and shorter work weeks people have much time to do leisure activities

Western Europeans are pioneers and trendsetter in art, education, and in developing programs.

Art

          The countries in Western Europe have been world leader in literature, architecture, music, and the visual arts

          There was two artistic movements that broke out

o   Realism- focuses on accurately depicting the details of everyday life

§  This became noticeable in the mid-1800s

o   Impressionists- they were painters that went outdoors and painted the natural world

Language and Religion

          Most western Europeans speak the language of Indo- European language family

          There are only a few countries that speak their own legit language

          Western Europeans are primarily Christians

o   They are Roman Catholic

          Most people of France and German today are nominal members of the Faith

          They keep a connection to their family religion through tradition such as religious celebration

Education and Health Care

          Compulsory education for children and comprehensive health care and social services are traditions valued in Western Europe

o   98-100 percent are literate  and laws in each country are made to provide education to every student

          Germany’s social welfare is funded by the government

o   Medical care

o   Unemployment benefits

o   Many other services

Family Life and Leisure

          The government provide programs for children, provide housing subsidies, and maternity and retirement benefits

          Western Europe has an increasing aging

           Population and decreasing birthrates and death rates

          Western Europeans plays sports like soccer

          Due to increased affluence and shorter work weeks people have much time to do leisure activities

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