Prominent countries in Europe include France, Germany and England. These countries all have a rich internal history and have fought multiple wars between them including the Napoleonic Wars, World War I and World War II.
France is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the G-8, the European Union and the G-20. French territories outside of the country include French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique.
Germany is a member of NATO, the G-20 and the European Union. The country experienced a split into two separate countries from 1945 until 1990, due to political fallout from World War II.
England, an island country, finds itself as part of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Great Britain governs the country via a parliamentary system, although England has a royal family.