Give 'em enough Europa
As the place of origin of many of our industrious immigrants, it is of more than passing interest to look at the next smallest continent, Europe. The divisions between Asia and Europe occur at the Ural Mountains, Ural River and Caspian Sea in the east, the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea with its outlets, Bosporus and Dardanelles in the south. Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkey are considered part of both Europe and Asia. Armenia and Cyprus, which are entirely in Western Asia, are sociopolitically European countries. Some scholars speak of a combined continent, Eurasia, as the land mass is not separated by ocean.
Europe is the ancestral home of at least six branches of my family tree.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbia and Montenegro
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Within these countries are several semi-autonomous states:
Svalbard and Jan Mayen