Geography is a key reason for Europes success. It is the only continent without dissease ridden rainforests and deadly dry deserts.
That's just false. Civilization first appeared in Asia: Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, Chinese riverlands. That was the best place for civilizations having extremely fertile land, producing surplus, which eventually people started to note down in detail, inventing writing... and so on.
Much of Europe was just a refridgerator at that point, although Cucuteni-Trypilia culture (in todays Romania, destroyed by migration of Indo-European people) was fairly advanced for its time too.
Southern Europe (Greece, Italy) have embraced writing from Phoenicians and then spread civilization northwards.
By Middle Ages, Europe was civilization-wise basically on par with Muslim world of Middle East, and Chinese Far East. However, many centuries of Turko-Mongol invasions, pillages and conquests set one region back, while another was withheld with its own delusion of absolute perfection which stopped any innovation - unlike Europe with thousands of kingdoms, duchies, principalities and so, competing with each other, and the catholic church actually supporting education and science, China was like one big blob with no real threat or competition to it (other than the horse riders to the north which were basically barbaric) - so why change anything? After that, the real push was colonization of the New World and the wealth coming from it, then the enlightment and industrialization eras, and in turn - as Tabby said, invention of rights of man and more personal freedom.
Tabby is mistaken in that neither IQ nor the modern world are causal to the West. The Western Soul presupposes the character of its individuals and society. The IQ and the modern world GO WITH the Wests's material success; they aren't CAUSING the West's success. They are conditions which physically perpetuate what was already in motion; what was already set on by a metaphysical condition.
I agree with that. However, I think that assertion that our civilization is collapsing, and the subsequent argumentation, is a straight propaganda. There surely might be some big changes coming sooner or later, but the civilization will evolve, adapt, not collapse. It already happened in the past, and will happen in the future.
Europeans are just in another world. They started slavery
I hope you are trolling. It's not an invention specific to Europe at all.
Edited 3/14/2018 13:54:12